| Apr 24, 2015

Nikkei falls back on profit-taking

Stocks snapped their three-day winning streak on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Friday, pressured by selling to lock in profits. The Nikkei 225 average shed 167.61 points, or 0.83 percent, to end at 20,020.04. On Thursday, the key market gauge rose 53.75. The Topix ...

| Apr 17, 2015

Nikkei plunges on Greek debt woes

Stocks turned sharply lower on Friday, dragged down by rekindled concerns over the Greek debt problem and position-adjustment selling prior to the weekend and the start of the full-fledged earnings season in Japan next week. The Nikkei 225 average lost 232.89 points, or 1.17 ...

Fears grow over Nikkei strength

Apr 11, 2015

Fears grow over Nikkei strength

Monetary easing and optimism about the economy briefly pushed the Nikkei 225 stock average above 20,000 points for the first time in 15 years last week, but analysts warn that share prices may be higher than warranted by the real economy.

Households feeling little benefit from higher stocks

Apr 11, 2015

Households feeling little benefit from higher stocks

While the benchmark Nikkei 225 average briefly topped 20,000 for the first time in about 15 years on Friday, Japanese households are feeling little benefit from the higher stock market. The strong performance of the Nikkei suggests that stock market players continue giving high ...