| Jan 26, 2015

Nikkei falls back on yen's ascent

Stocks turned moderately lower on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Monday, weighed down by the yen’s ascent against currencies including the euro after the anti-austerity Syriza party won a general election in Greece. The Nikkei 225 average shed 43.23 points, or 0.25 percent, to ...

| Jan 23, 2015

Nikkei rises more 1% on ECB monetary easing

Stocks gained ground on Friday, boosted by purchases after the European Central Bank’s decision to introduce quantitative monetary easing. The Nikkei 225 average advanced 182.73 points, or 1.05 percent, to end at 17,511.75, adding to the 48.54 points gained Thursday. The Topix closed 13.79 ...

| Jan 21, 2015

Nikkei turns lower on profit-taking

Stocks retreated on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Wednesday, dampened by profit-taking after the recent surge. The Nikkei 225 average lost 85.82 points, or 0.49 percent, to end at 17,280.48. On Tuesday, the key market gauge surged 352.01 points. The Topix index closed down ...

| Jan 16, 2015

Nikkei dives on sharp surge by yen

Stocks nose-dived Friday, taking a heavy blow from the yen’s sharp appreciation against other major currencies. The Nikkei 225 average closed 244.54 points, or 1.43 percent, lower at 16,864.16. On Thursday, the key market gauge rose 312.74 points. The Topix lost 12.87 points, or ...

Jan 16, 2015

Casualties from Swiss shock spread from New York to New Zealand

Casualties mounted from the Swiss currency shock as a U.S. online brokerage said client debts threatened to push it out of compliance with capital rules and a New Zealand-based dealer went out of business. FXCM Inc., a New York-based company that offers foreign exchange ...

| Jan 15, 2015

Nikkei rebounds past 17,000 line

Stocks staged a sharp rally Thursday, aided by a pause in the yen’s appreciation against the dollar and other currencies. The Nikkei 225 average rose 312.74 points, or 1.86 percent, to finish at 17,108.70. On Wednesday, the key market gauge gave up 291.75 points. ...

| Jan 14, 2015

Nikkei follows U.S. stocks lower

Stocks tumbled Wednesday on broad-based selling induced by U.S. equities’ continued slide overnight and the yen’s appreciation, sending the Nikkei 225 average below 17,000. The benchmark index shed 291.75 points, or 1.71 percent, to end at 16,795.96, its lowest closing in nearly a month. ...