| Jul 2, 2015

Stocks firm on N.Y. gains, yen fall

Stocks in Tokyo climbed Thursday, backed by higher U.S. equities and a weaker yen. The Nikkei jumped 193.18 points, or 0.95 percent, to end at 20,522.50. On Wednesday, the key market gauge was up 93.59 points. The Topix climbed 11.83 points, or 0.72 percent, ...

| Jul 1, 2015

Tokyo stocks rise on BOJ's tankan results

Stocks gained ground on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Wednesday, supported by stronger-than-expected results in the Bank of Japan’s tankan quarterly business sentiment survey. The 225-issue Nikkei average gained 93.59 points, or 0.46 percent, to close at 20,329.32. On Tuesday, the key market gauge rose ...

Sony shares nosedive as investors question fundraising drive

Jul 1, 2015

Sony shares nosedive as investors question fundraising drive

Sony Corp.’s plan for its first share sale in 26 years is straining investors’ faith in Chief Executive Officer Kazuo Hirai’s ability to deliver on growth promises. The company plans to raise about ¥440 billion ($3.6 billion) by selling common stock and convertible bonds ...

| Jun 30, 2015

Nikkei rebounds on buybacks

Stocks turned higher in Tokyo on Tuesday thanks to buybacks after the previous day’s plunge. The 225-issue Nikkei average rose 125.78 points, or 0.63 percent, to end at 20,235.73. On Monday, the key market gauge dived 596.20 points. The Topix finished up 5.58 points, ...

| Jun 25, 2015

Tokyo stocks drop on profit-taking

Stocks fell back on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Thursday, hurt by profit-taking following a rapid recent rise. The 225-issue Nikkei average lost 96.63 points, or 0.46 percent, to end at 20,771.40. On Wednesday, the key market gauge climbed 58.61 points to mark the ...