| May 11, 2016

Nikkei advances for three sessions in row

The benchmark Nikkei average advanced for the third straight session on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Wednesday, thanks to buying backed by higher U.S. shares, but its upside was pressured by profit-taking. The 225-issue Nikkei average climbed 13.82 points, or 0.08 percent, to end at ...

| May 10, 2016

Nikkei gains 2.15% on easier yen

Stocks gained further ground on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Tuesday as the dollar’s appreciation against the yen prompted continued buybacks. The Nikkei average jumped 349.16 points, or 2.15 percent, to end at 16,565.19. On Monday, it climbed 109.31 points. The Topix index rose ...

| Apr 19, 2016

Stocks rally on falling yen

Stocks staged a sharp rebound on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Tuesday, backed by an overnight rally in U.S. equities and the yen’s easing. The Nikkei average surged 598.49 points, or 3.68 percent, to finish at 16,874.44. On Monday, it shed 572.08 points. The ...