| Aug 22, 2016

Nikkei pads gains as yen weakens

Stocks extended their gains Monday, supported by the yen’s easing against the dollar and other major currencies. The Nikkei average rose 52.37 points, or 0.32 percent, to end at 16,598.19 on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. On Friday, it climbed 59.81 points. The Topix index ...

Aug 18, 2016

Investors feeling Trump win would boost stocks now in decline: poll

U.S. investors believe their stocks will do better if Donald Trump rather than Hillary Clinton wins the White House, but that confidence has eroded in recent weeks, a new poll showed Wednesday. With U.S. markets trading at record highs, the Bloomberg Politics/Morning Consult poll ...

| Aug 17, 2016

Nikkei rises after pause in yen rise

Stocks turned higher Wednesday as investors took heart from a drop in the yen following its brief overnight surge past 100 to the dollar. The 225-issue Nikkei stock average gained 149.13 points, or 0.90 percent, on the Tokyo Stock Exchange to end at 16,745.64. ...

| Aug 15, 2016

Nikkei dips as yen inches upward

Stocks turned lower on Monday, weighed down by an uptick in the yen. The Nikkei average shed 50.36 points, or 0.30 percent, to close at 16,869.56. On Friday, it gained 184.80 points. The Topix index finished down 6.59 points, or 0.50 percent, at 1,316.63, ...