| Feb 23, 2017

Tokyo stocks fall slightly

Stocks lost ground, albeit moderately, on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Thursday, hit by selling reflecting the yen’s firmness. The 225-issue Nikkei average fell 8.41 points, or 0.04 percent, to close at 19,371.46, down for two days in a row. On Wednesday, the key ...

| Feb 21, 2017

Nikkei rides yen's coattails higher

Stocks gained further ground Tuesday, supported by the yen’s easing. The Nikkei 225 average rose 130.36 points, or 0.68 percent, to end at 19,381.44. On Monday, the key market gauge climbed 16.46 points. The Topix, covering all first-section issues, closed 8.59 points, or 0.56 ...

| Feb 20, 2017

Tokyo stocks rebound moderately

Stocks turned slightly higher on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Monday as the yen lost some of its early strength. The 225-issue Nikkei average gained 16.46 points, or 0.09 percent, to close at 19,251.08. On Friday, the key market gauge lost 112.91 points. The ...

| Feb 16, 2017

Tokyo stocks turn lower on yen's rise

Stocks fell back on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Thursday, dragged down by the yen’s rise. The 225-issue Nikkei average shed 90.45 points, or 0.47 percent, to close at 19,347.53. On Wednesday, the key market gauge gained 199.00 points. The Topix index of all first-section ...

| Feb 10, 2017

Tokyo stocks surge on Trump policy hopes

Stocks turned sharply higher on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Friday, after the dollar and U.S. equities soared on hopes for U.S. President Donald Trump’s economic policies. The 225-issue Nikkei average jumped 471.26 points, or 2.49 percent, to end at 19,378.93. On Thursday, the key ...

| Feb 8, 2017

Tokyo stocks rebound on yen's drop

Stocks moved higher on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Wednesday, supported by a drop in the yen against the dollar, sending the benchmark Nikkei average closing above 19,000 for the first time in five sessions. The 225-issue Nikkei average gained 96.82 points, or 0.51 percent, ...