| Jul 16, 2015

Nikkei rises as yen heads lower

Stocks gained further ground Thursday, backed by a weakening of the yen. The Nikkei 225 average climbed 136.79 points, or 0.67 percent, to close at 20,600.12. On Wednesday, the key market gauge rose 78.00 points. The Topix ended up 14.42 points, or 0.88 percent, ...

| Jul 15, 2015

Tokyo stocks rise on U.S. rally

Stocks advanced further on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Wednesday, supported by an overnight rally on Wall Street, but their topside was heavy prior to key events in Japan and the United States. The 225-issue Nikkei average rose 78.00 points, or 0.38 percent, to end ...

| Jul 7, 2015

Nikkei rallies on buybacks

Stocks staged a sharp rally on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Tuesday, spurred by buybacks of mainstay issues after overseas markets reacted calmly to Greek voters’ rejection of further austerity. The Nikkei 225 average climbed 264.47 points, or 1.31 percent, to end at 20,376.59. On ...

| Jul 6, 2015

Nikkei plunges on Greek concerns

Stocks fell sharply Monday, dampened by heightened concerns about the Greek debt crisis after voters rejected further austerity in a closely watched referendum Sunday. The Nikkei 225 average plunged 427.67 points, or 2.08 percent, to finish at 20,112.12. On Friday, the key market gauge ...

| 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, ...