| Apr 16, 2015

Tokyo stocks post modest rebound

Stocks rebounded modestly on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Thursday, helped by buying prompted by a halt in the yen’s strengthening against the dollar. The 225-issue Nikkei average climbed 16.01 points, or 0.08 percent, to close at 19,885.77. On Wednesday, the key market gauge ...

| Apr 6, 2015

Nikkei dips on weak U.S. jobs data

Stocks turned lower Monday, weighed down by dismal U.S. employment data released in Washington on Friday. The 225-issue Nikkei average shed 37.10 points, or 0.19 percent, to close at 19,397.98 on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. On Friday, the key market gauge climbed 122.29 points. ...

| Apr 2, 2015

Tokyo stocks rally on buybacks

Stocks rallied sharply Thursday on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, helped by buybacks and buying on dips after plunging the previous day. The 225-issue Nikkei average climbed 277.95 points, or 1.46 percent, to end at 19,312.79. On Wednesday, the key market gauge tumbled 172.15 points. ...

Mar 16, 2015

A corporate governance cure-all?

New Tokyo Stock Exchange rules requiring all companies listed on its First and Second sections to have at least two independent outside directors on their board is in line with the Abe administration's push to beef up corporate governance as a way of luring ...

Mar 9, 2015

Nikkei retreats on Dow's tumble, weak GDP update

Stocks fell back sharply on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Monday, pressured by profit-taking following Wall Street’s tumble late last week and weak readings in revised Japanese gross domestic data. The 225-issue Nikkei average lost 180.45 points, or 0.95 percent, to end at 18,790.55. ...

Dec 14, 2014

IPO tally to hit 77 for year, TSE data show

Reflecting the stock market’s climbing fortunes, initial public offerings in Japan will rise for a fifth consecutive year to 77 in 2014, up from 54 last year, according to data compiled by the Tokyo Stock Exchange. That’s the most since 121 companies went public ...