Share index may hit the off switch on Toshiba

May 15, 2015

Share index may hit the off switch on Toshiba

Add the prospect of being dumped from Japan’s best-stocks index to Toshiba Corp.’s woes. The Tokyo-based manufacturer, mired in an accounting probe, is racing against the June 30 deadline when members of the JPX-Nikkei Index 400 will be reassessed. Toshiba risks losing its place ...

| May 12, 2015

Nikkei steady after Monday's surge

Stocks finished slightly higher on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Tuesday over hopes for improved corporate earnings, after losing ground on profit-taking. The Nikkei 225 average climbed 3.93 points, or 0.02 percent, to end at 19,624.84. On Monday, the key market gauge surged 241.72 ...

Sharp shares plunge on capital reduction reports

May 11, 2015

Sharp shares plunge on capital reduction reports

Sharp Corp. shares briefly tumbled by the daily limit of ¥80 on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Monday morning, to slip below ¥200 for the first time since December 2012. The 31 percent fall to ¥178 per share came following reports that the struggling ...

| May 7, 2015

Nikkei slides after Wall Street drop

Stocks lost ground sharply Thursday on the Tokyo Stock Exchange after an overnight drop on Wall Street. The 225-issue Nikkei average shed 239.64 points, or 1.23 percent, to close at 19,291.99. On Friday, the key market gauge climbed 11.62 points. The Topix index of ...