| Nov 27, 2014

Nikkei dips amid overheating fears

Stocks lost ground again Thursday, dampened by continued profit-taking stemming from overheating concerns as the market groped for fresh buying incentives. The Nikkei 225 average lost 135.08 points to close at 17,248.50. On Wednesday, the key market gauge dropped 24.04 points. The Topix sagged ...

| Nov 25, 2014

Nikkei rises amid upbeat mood

Stocks advanced Tuesday, helped by persistent hopes for further rises, but their gains were limited due to profit-taking. The Nikkei 225 average climbed 50.11 points to end at 17,407.62. On Friday, the key market gauge advanced 56.65 points. The Topix added 8.97 points, finishing ...

Nov 21, 2014

SEC halts trading in four firms tied to Ebola cure scams

U.S. regulators on Thursday suspended trading in four small over-the-counter stocks of companies that they said have been touting the development of products to prevent or treat the Ebola virus, and warned investors to beware of similar scams. The Securities and Exchange Commission said ...

| Nov 20, 2014

Nikkei edges higher on weaker yen

Stocks inched higher Thursday, backed by a further weakening of the yen, but their upside was capped by profit-taking. The Nikkei 225 average rose 12.11 points to end at 17,300.86. On Wednesday, the key market gauge fell 55.31 points. The Topix added 1.10 points ...

Nov 18, 2014

Japan's recessionary slide hits stocks, oil worldwide

Data showing Japan slipped into recession in the third quarter raised concerns Monday about global economic health, hitting stocks and the price of oil. Before recovering slightly, European shares fell, and Wall Street looked set to open lower, according to index futures . The ...

Nov 18, 2014

Japan recession news a drag on global stocks

Japanese shares underperformed global markets Monday after figures showed the country unexpectedly slid into recession in the third quarter of the year. KEEPING SCORE: Following the dramatic 3 percent fall in Tokyo’s benchmark Nikkei index to 16,973.80, European shares started the new week in ...

| Nov 14, 2014

Weak yen continues to boost Nikkei

Stocks continued rising on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Friday due partly to the yen’s weakness, with the key Nikkei average posting its best finish in about seven years and four months. The Nikkei 225 average ended up 98.04 points, or 0.56 percent, at ...