| Sep 1, 2014

Nikkei bounces back on weaker yen

Stocks bounced back in thin trading Monday, bolstered by higher U.S. equities and the yen’s weakening against the dollar. The Nikkei 225 average ended up 52.01 points, or 0.34 percent, at 15,476.60. On Friday, the key market gauge lost 35.27 points. The Topix gained ...

Aug 30, 2014

GPIF logs first profit in two quarters

The Government Pension Investment Fund posted a ¥2.224 trillion return on investment from April to June, logging its first profit in two quarters, officials of the mammoth entity reported. The results reflected solid showings from the fund’s stock investments at home and abroad, the ...

| Aug 28, 2014

Nikkei turns lower on firmer yen

Stocks turned lower Thursday, pressured by selling brought on by a rise in the yen against the dollar. The Nikkei 225 average ended down 74.96 points at 15,459.86. On Wednesday, the key market gauge climbed 13.60 points. The Topix lost 5.18 points to close ...

| Aug 26, 2014

Nikkei falls back on profit-taking

Stocks retreated Tuesday, hurt by profit-taking amid a sense of caution over precariously high prices. The Nikkei 225 average ended down 92.03 points, or 0.59 percent, at 15,521.22. On Monday, the key market gauge climbed 74.06 points. The Topix lost 6.30 points, or 0.49 ...

| Aug 25, 2014

Nikkei bounces back on weaker yen

Stocks staged a rebound Monday, aided by a rise in export-oriented names on the back of a weaker yen. The Nikkei 225 average ended up 74.06 points, or 0.48 percent, at 15,613.25. On Friday, the key market gauge sagged 47.01 points. The Topix climbed ...