| Dec 26, 2014

Nikkei scores a modest increase

Stocks bounce back slightly Friday, thanks to buying on dips on expectations of rises ahead. The Nikkei 225 average finished 10.21 points higher at 17,818.96. On Thursday, the key market gauge sagged 45.48 points. The Topix rose 6.24 points to end at 1,427.50 after ...

| Dec 24, 2014

Nikkei jumps on rosy data from U.S.

Stocks rose sharply Wednesday on the back of stronger U.S. economic growth and a weakening of the yen. The Nikkei 225 average climbed 219.09 points, or 1.24 percent, to end at 17,854.23 and extended its winning streak to a fifth session. The Topix climbed ...

| Dec 22, 2014

Nikkei edges higher on weak yen

Stocks advanced Monday on the back of the New York market’s strength and the weaker yen. But their gains were limited due to profit-taking and position-adjustment selling ahead of the Emperor’s Birthday holiday Tuesday. The Nikkei 225 average rose 13.74 points to end at ...

| Dec 17, 2014

Nikkei edges up on halt in yen rise

The Nikkei 225 average turned moderately higher Wednesday, aided by a pause in the yen’s advance. The key index gained 64.41 points to close at 16,819.73. On Tuesday, the Nikkei dived 344.08 points. On the other hand, the Topix ended down 1.36 points at ...

| Dec 16, 2014

Nikkei takes tumbles below 17,000

Stocks lost further ground Tuesday, dragged down by overnight plunges in overseas stocks and crude oil prices, with the Nikkei 225 average closing below 17,000 for the first time in about a month. The key index dived 344.08 points, or 2.01 percent, to finish ...