| Dec 4, 2015

Stocks plunge on disappointing ECB easing

Stocks tumbled on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Friday, with investor sentiment dampened after the European Central Bank’s monetary easing steps failed to meet high market expectations. The Nikkei average dived 435.42 points, or 2.18 percent, to end at 19,504.48. On Thursday, the index ...

| Nov 30, 2015

Tokyo stocks fall on sluggish data

Stocks retreated Monday under pressure from weaker-than-expected economic indicators in Japan. The 225-issue Nikkei average shed 136.47 points, or 0.69 percent, on the Tokyo Stock Exchange to close at 19,747.47. On Friday, the key market gauge lost 60.47 points. The Topix index of all ...

Nov 27, 2015

IPOs in Japan seen hitting eight-year high in 2015

The number of companies making initial public offerings on Japanese stock exchanges this year is seen totaling 99, up from 80 in 2014 and hitting the highest level since 2007, when 121 firms went public. This is because the Japanese stock market generally performed ...

| Nov 27, 2015

Nikkei slips as U.S. investors rest

Stocks turned lower Friday as profit-taking took over amid a sense of market overheating. The Nikkei lost 60.47 points, or 0.30 percent, on the Tokyo Stock Exchange to close at 19,883.94. On Thursday, it climbed 96.83 points. The Topix fell 7.87 points, or 0.49 ...

| Nov 19, 2015

Nikkei rewrites three-month closing high

Stocks gained further ground Thursday on the back of Wall Street’s sharp rise overnight and brisk showings by other Asian stocks, with the benchmark Nikkei average rewriting its highest close in some three months. The 225-issue Nikkei average advanced 210.63 points, or 1.07 percent, ...

| Oct 19, 2015

Tokyo stocks fall on profit-taking

Stocks turned lower on Monday, pressured by selling to lock in gains after a recent rise. The 225-issue Nikkei average shed 160.57 points, or 0.88 percent, to close at 18,131.23 on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. On Friday, the key market gauge climbed 194.90 points. ...