| Aug 26, 2014

Nikkei falls back on profit-taking

Stocks retreated Tuesday, hurt by profit-taking amid a sense of caution over precariously high prices. The Nikkei 225 average ended down 92.03 points, or 0.59 percent, at 15,521.22. On Monday, the key market gauge climbed 74.06 points. The Topix lost 6.30 points, or 0.49 ...

| Aug 25, 2014

Nikkei bounces back on weaker yen

Stocks staged a rebound Monday, aided by a rise in export-oriented names on the back of a weaker yen. The Nikkei 225 average ended up 74.06 points, or 0.48 percent, at 15,613.25. On Friday, the key market gauge sagged 47.01 points. The Topix climbed ...

| Aug 18, 2014

Nikkei climbs for sixth day straight

Tokyo stocks managed to secure gains that stretched its winning streak to a sixth day Monday, although the market lacked a clear direction amid a dearth of fresh incentives. The 225-issue Nikkei stock index added 4.26 points, or 0.03 percent, to close at 15,322.60. ...

| Aug 14, 2014

Nikkei climbs past 15,300 mark

Stocks climbed Thursday, with the Nikkei 225 average closing above 15,300 thanks to the yen’s depreciation, but their topside was heavy in quiet trading. The Nikkei ended 100.94 points higher at 15,314.57. The Topix rose 8.37 points to close at 1,270.50. Both were up ...

Aug 11, 2014

Japanese stocks rebound sharply on buybacks

Stocks bounced back sharply Monday, with the Nikkei 225 average retaking 15,100 at the close on the back of massive buybacks after a tumble Friday. The Nikkei ended up 352.15 points, or 2.38 percent, at 15,130.52. The Topix climbed 24.25 points, or 1.97 percent, ...