| Dec 8, 2016

Nikkei hits new closing high for 2016

The benchmark Nikkei average hit a new closing high for 2016 on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Thursday, driven by the overnight advance of U.S. equities. The 225-issue Nikkei average jumped 268.78 points, or 1.45 percent, to close at the day’s high of 18,765.47, its ...

| Dec 6, 2016

Stocks rally on overseas equity gains

Stocks rebounded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Tuesday, supported by overnight rises in European and U.S. equities. The 225-issue Nikkei average gained 85.55 points, or 0.47 percent, to close at 18,360.54. On Monday, the key market gauge shed 151.09 points. The TOPIX index of ...

| Dec 5, 2016

Nikkei slips on Italian no vote

Stocks lost further ground Monday, weighed down by the yen’s rise after Italy’s vote to reject constitutional reform in a national referendum. The 225-issue Nikkei average shed 151.09 points, or 0.82 percent, to end at 18,274.99 on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. On Friday, the ...

Nov 25, 2016

World's biggest pension fund gains ¥2.4 trillion as stocks rally

The world’s biggest pension fund posted its first profit in four quarters as stocks rebounded, providing some respite for the Japanese state money manager after critics lambasted it for taking on too much risk. The Government Pension Investment Fund returned 1.8 percent, or ¥2.4 ...