Mar 24, 2014

Nikkei bounces back on wide-ranging wave of buybacks

Stocks turned sharply higher Monday, buoyed by a wave of buybacks on the back of weakness in the yen. The Nikkei 225 average closed 251.07 points, or 1.77 percent, higher at 14,475.30. On Thursday, the key market gauge tumbled 238.29 points. The Topix rose ...

Mar 20, 2014

Nikkei plunges ahead of three-day weekend

Stocks tumbled Thursday, pressured by position-adjustment selling and profit-taking prior to the three-day holiday weekend. The Nikkei 225 average closed down 238.29 points, or 1.65 percent, at 14,224.23. On Wednesday, the key market gauge rose 51.25 points. The Topix fell 18.36 points, or 1.58 ...

Mar 19, 2014

Nikkei ekes out gain on late futures-led buying

The Nikkei 225 average gained ground Wednesday on late futures-led buying backed by weakness in the yen. The Nikkei rose 51.25 points to end at 14,462.52. On Tuesday, it climbed 133.60 points. But the Topix retreated 1.61 points to close at 1,164.33 after rising ...

Mar 18, 2014

Nikkei scores strong rebound on buybacks

Stocks bounced back Tuesday, helped by buybacks following the recent tumbles, as excessive concerns over the crisis in Ukraine receded. The Nikkei 225 average closed up 133.60 points , or 0.94 percent, at 14,411.27. On Monday, the key market gauge slumped 49.99 points. The ...

Mar 17, 2014

Stocks take fresh bruising amid uncertainty over Ukraine

Stocks lost further ground Monday, bruised by selling amid persistent wariness over the course of the Ukrainian crisis. The Nikkei 225 average was down 49.99 points at 14,277.67, its lowest closing level since Feb. 6. On Friday, the key market gauge tumbled 488.32 points. ...

Mar 14, 2014

Stocks dive on renewed concern over Ukraine

Stocks plummeted Friday, dragged down by massive selling due to reignited concerns over the Ukrainian crisis, with the benchmark Nikkei average hitting a one-month closing low. The Nikkei 225 average tumbled 488.32 points, or 3.30 percent, to end at 14,327.66, the lowest closing level ...

Mar 12, 2014

Tokyo stocks tumble on speculative selling

Stocks plunged Wednesday, bruised by speculative futures-led selling amid prevailing concerns over a Chinese economic slowdown and the crisis in Ukraine. The Nikkei 225 average tumbled 393.72 points, or 2.59 percent, to end at 14,830.39. On Tuesday, the key market gauge gained 103.97 points. ...

Mar 11, 2014

Nikkei rises on buybacks despite Wall St. drop

Stocks staged a rebound Tuesday, helped by buybacks after the previous day’s fall. The Nikkei 225 average climbed 103.97 points to end at 15,224.11. On Monday, the key market gauge sagged 153.93 points. The Topix was up 5.60 points to end at 1,233.21 after ...

Mar 7, 2014

Nikkei extends win streak on yen's weakening

Stocks gained ground again Friday, lifted by purchases on the back of the yen’s weakening against the dollar and other major currencies. The Nikkei 225 average rose 139.32 points to close at 15,274.07. On Thursday, the key market gauge surged 237.12 points. The Topix ...

Mar 6, 2014

Weaker yen pushes Nikkei back above 15,000

Stocks advanced sharply Thursday thanks to a weakening of the yen, with the Nikkei 225 average retaking the psychologically important 15,000 mark for the first time in a week. The Nikkei gained 237.12 points, or 1.59 percent, to close at 15,134.75 a day after ...

Mar 5, 2014

Nikkei heads higher as fears ease over Ukraine

Stocks gained again, reflecting temporary relief over the crisis in Ukraine. The Nikkei 225 average climbed 176.15 points, or 1.20 percent, to end at 14,897.63, building on Tuesday’s gain of 69.25. The Topix finished 8.79 points, or 0.73 percent, higher at 1,212.90 a day ...

Mar 4, 2014

Buybacks help Nikkei snap four-day losing streak

Stocks bounced back moderately Tuesday, bolstered by buybacks amid continuing caution over the turmoil in Ukraine. The Nikkei 225 average ended 69.25 points higher at 14,721.48 to snap a four-session losing streak. The key index slumped 188.84 points Monday. The Topix gained 7.35 points ...