| Jun 18, 2014

Dollar rises on U.S. interest rates

The dollar gained ground marginally at levels above ¥102 in Tokyo trading Wednesday on the back of a rise in U.S. long-term interest rates and stock prices, but profit-taking capped its upside. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥102.22-22, up from ¥102.03-05 at ...

Jun 6, 2014

Nikkei rounds out week by posting modest loss

The Nikkei 225 average inched lower Friday to snap a four-day winning streak as profit-taking took the upper hand, but its downside was solid with support from buying on dips. The key gauge lost 2.13 points to end at 15,077.24. Meanwhile, the Topix was ...

Jun 5, 2014

Nikkei maintains rising streak with late push

The Nikkei 225 average managed to extend its winning streak to a fourth day Thursday thanks to gains brought on by a late bout of buying on dips. The key gauge climbed 11.41 points to end at 15,079.37. The Topix, meanwhile, was down 1.20 ...

Jun 4, 2014

Nikkei ends tepid session moderately higher

The Nikkei 225 average finished moderately higher Wednesday after a session spent hovering around the previous day’s closing. The key market gauge climbed 33.71 points to end at 15,067.96, extending its winning streak to a third session. On Tuesday, it finished above 15,000 for ...

Jun 3, 2014

Nikkei tops 15,000 for first time in two months

The Nikkei 225 average finished above 15,000 for the first time in two months, thanks to the U.S. Dow Jones industrial average’s continued rise to record heights and the yen’s further fall. The Nikkei rose 98.33 points to end at 15,034.25, closing above 15,000 ...