| May 31, 2016

Nikkei rises for fifth session on weak yen

The Nikkei average rose for the fifth straight session on Tuesday, backed by purchases of mainstay export-oriented issues, reflecting the yen’s continued weakness against the dollar. It gained 166.96 points, or 0.98 percent, to end at 17,234.98. On Monday, the Nikkei rise 233.18 points. ...

| May 23, 2016

Tokyo stocks retreat on rise in yen

Stocks turned lower Monday on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, pressured by a resurgent uptick in the yen against the dollar. The 225-issue Nikkei average lost 81.75 points, or 0.49 percent, to end at 16,654.60. On Friday, the key market gauge climbed 89.69 points. The ...

| May 20, 2016

Tokyo stocks rise on weaker yen

Stocks gained ground on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Friday, backed by the yen’s weakening against the dollar. The 225-issue Nikkei average rose 89.69 points, or 0.54 percent, to finish at 16,736.35. On Thursday, the key market gauge edged up 1.97 points. The Topix index ...

| May 18, 2016

Nikkei falls back on weaker U.S. stocks

The benchmark Nikkei average turned lower on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Wednesday, as purchases triggered by stronger-than-expected economic growth failed to offset downward pressure from an overnight fallback in U.S. equities. The 225-issue Nikkei average lost 8.11 points, or 0.05 percent, to end at ...