Sep 22, 2014

Tokyo stocks turn lower on profit-taking

Stocks fell back Monday, pressured by profit-taking amid a sense of overheating after a recent surge last week that sent the Nikkei 225 average to its highest closing level in nearly seven years. The Nikkei lost 115.27 points to close at 16,205.90. On Friday, ...

Alibaba surges 38% on massive demand in market debut

Sep 20, 2014

Alibaba surges 38% on massive demand in market debut

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. .’s shares soared 38 percent in their first day of trading on Friday as investors jumped at the chance for a piece of what is likely to rank as the largest IPO in history, in a massive bet on China’s ...

Sep 20, 2014

Insider trading solution in digital age: Post-it notes

With no surreptitious phone call or text message on illicit hot stock tips safe from U.S. regulators, Frank Tamayo thought he had a perfect no-tech foil: Post-it notes. According to charges filed Friday by the Securities and Exchange Commission, for more than five years ...

Investors breathe sigh of relief at Scottish vote

Sep 20, 2014

Investors breathe sigh of relief at Scottish vote

Scotland’s decision to reject independence from the United Kingdom gave British markets a short-term lift Friday but worries over future constitutional changes kept a lid on the relief rally. The No campaign won 55.3 percent of the votes cast in Thursday’s referendum against 44.7 ...

| Sep 12, 2014

Nikkei advances for fifth session

Stocks stretched their winning streak to a fifth session on Friday as the yen depreciated, but their upside was capped by profit-taking amid a sense of overheating. The Nikkei 225 average ended up 39.09 points, or 0.25 percent, at 15,948.29 on the Tokyo Stock ...

| Sep 11, 2014

Nikkei hits eight-month closing high

The Nikkei 225 average extended its winning streak to a fourth session to finish Thursday at its highest level in some eight months, boosted by purchases on the back of the yen’s further decline against the dollar. The key market gauge ended 120.42 points ...