| Jul 14, 2015

Tokyo stocks jump on Greek talks

Stocks rose sharply on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Tuesday, with market players welcoming progress in the efforts to sort out the Greek debt crisis. The Nikkei gained 295.56 points, or 1.47 percent, to close at 20,385.33. On Monday, the key market gauge climbed ...

Jul 10, 2015

Alarm bells in China

China's plunging stock markets place the credibility and legitimacy of the Communist Party at risk.

Aug 15, 2014

GPIF law change may be shelved, Kihara says

A law to transform how the world’s biggest pension fund is run can wait and may even be shelved, said a ruling party official, contradicting his deputy policy chief who called it the top priority. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s team can achieve adjustments at ...

Aug 8, 2014

Shame index dumps Sony for Panasonic in first revamp

Sony Corp., which has posted losses in five of the past six years, was rejected in the first reshuffle of Japan’s profit-oriented stock index while Panasonic Corp. made the cut. The government-backed JPX-Nikkei Index 400 added 30 other companies, including Mazda Motor Corp., Daiwa ...

Jul 30, 2014

NISA accounts estimated to reach 8.15 million by year-end

The number of tax-sheltering Nippon Individual Savings Accounts (NISA), including applications, is expected to reach 8.15 million by the end of 2014, the Nomura Research Institute said in a recent survey. There were 6.5 million NISA accounts at the end of March 2014, according ...