| Feb 5, 2016

Nikkei closes below 17,000 on higher yen

Stocks retreated for the fourth straight session on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Friday, with the benchmark Nikkei average closing below 17,000 for the first time in almost two weeks, pressured by the yen’s rise. The 225-issue Nikkei slumped 225.40 points, or 1.32 percent, to ...

| Feb 4, 2016

Stocks fall further as yen climbs

Stocks lost further ground on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Thursday, dragged down by the yen’s ascent against the dollar. The Nikkei average fell 146.26 points, or 0.85 percent, to close at 17,044.99. On Wednesday, it dived 559.43 points. The Topix ended down 17.46 points, ...

| Jan 29, 2016

BOJ move sends Tokyo stocks up

Stocks closed sharply higher on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Friday after showing wild swings due to mixed investor reactions to the Bank of Japan’s surprise decision to introduce negative interest rates. The 225-issue Nikkei average jumped 476.85 points, or 2.8 percent, to end ...

| Jan 27, 2016

Nikkei regains 17,000 on U.S. rebound

Stocks staged a sharp rally on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Wednesday following an overnight rebound in U.S. equities, with the Nikkei ending above 17,000. The Nikkei surged 455.02 points, or 2.72 percent, to close at 17,163.92. On Tuesday, it lost 402.01 points. The ...