| Jun 30, 2015

Nikkei rebounds on buybacks

Stocks turned higher in Tokyo on Tuesday thanks to buybacks after the previous day’s plunge. The 225-issue Nikkei average rose 125.78 points, or 0.63 percent, to end at 20,235.73. On Monday, the key market gauge dived 596.20 points. The Topix finished up 5.58 points, ...

| Jun 23, 2015

Nikkei closes at 15-year high

The benchmark Nikkei 225 average closed at the highest level in some 15 years and two months on Tuesday, buoyed by large-lot purchases from foreign investors amid easing worries about the Greek debt crisis. The Nikkei advanced 381.23 points, or 1.87 percent, to close ...

| Jun 19, 2015

Nikkei rebounds on higher overseas markets

Stocks rebounded on Friday, with investor sentiment supported by higher overseas markets. The Nikkei 225 average gained 183.42 points, or 0.92 percent, to close at 20,174.24. On Thursday, the key market gauge plunged 228.45 points to finish below the psychologically important 20,000 line for ...

| Jun 17, 2015

Nikkei down ahead of key meetings

Stocks lost further ground Wednesday amid a growing wait-and-see mood ahead of closely watched events. The Nikkei 225 average retreated 38.67 points, or 0.19 percent, to finish at 20,219.27. On Tuesday, the key market gauge lost 129.85 points. The Topix closed down 6.16 points, ...

| Jun 16, 2015

Nikkei retreats on Greek debt worries

Stocks retreated on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Tuesday, pressured by concerns over Greece’s debt problems. The Nikkei 225 average lost 129.85 points, or 0.64 percent, to end at 20,257.94. On Monday, the key market gauge shed 19.29 points. The Topix finished down 12.06 ...

| Jun 12, 2015

Nikkei follows Wall Street higher

Stocks edged up Friday, with their upside capped by profit-taking and position-adjustment selling prior to the weekend. The Nikkei 225 average grew 24.11 points, or 0.12 percent, to end at 20,407.08. On Thursday, the key market gauge surged 336.61 points. The Topix advanced 2.60 ...