Chinese small investors look for way out of stocks

Jul 7, 2015

Chinese small investors look for way out of stocks

Shares in big state companies soared Monday after promises of government action to halt a slide in Chinese stock prices, but many others sank as jittery small investors tried to cut their losses. The market benchmark closed up 2.4 percent but still was down ...

| Jul 7, 2015

Nikkei rallies on buybacks

Stocks staged a sharp rally on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Tuesday, spurred by buybacks of mainstay issues after overseas markets reacted calmly to Greek voters’ rejection of further austerity. The Nikkei 225 average climbed 264.47 points, or 1.31 percent, to end at 20,376.59. On ...

| Jul 6, 2015

Nikkei plunges on Greek concerns

Stocks fell sharply Monday, dampened by heightened concerns about the Greek debt crisis after voters rejected further austerity in a closely watched referendum Sunday. The Nikkei 225 average plunged 427.67 points, or 2.08 percent, to finish at 20,112.12. On Friday, the key market gauge ...

| Jul 2, 2015

Stocks firm on N.Y. gains, yen fall

Stocks in Tokyo climbed Thursday, backed by higher U.S. equities and a weaker yen. The Nikkei jumped 193.18 points, or 0.95 percent, to end at 20,522.50. On Wednesday, the key market gauge was up 93.59 points. The Topix climbed 11.83 points, or 0.72 percent, ...

| Jul 1, 2015

Tokyo stocks rise on BOJ's tankan results

Stocks gained ground on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Wednesday, supported by stronger-than-expected results in the Bank of Japan’s tankan quarterly business sentiment survey. The 225-issue Nikkei average gained 93.59 points, or 0.46 percent, to close at 20,329.32. On Tuesday, the key market gauge rose ...

Sony shares nosedive as investors question fundraising drive

Jul 1, 2015

Sony shares nosedive as investors question fundraising drive

Sony Corp.’s plan for its first share sale in 26 years is straining investors’ faith in Chief Executive Officer Kazuo Hirai’s ability to deliver on growth promises. The company plans to raise about ¥440 billion ($3.6 billion) by selling common stock and convertible bonds ...

| Jun 30, 2015

Nikkei rebounds on buybacks

Stocks turned higher in Tokyo on Tuesday thanks to buybacks after the previous day’s plunge. The 225-issue Nikkei average rose 125.78 points, or 0.63 percent, to end at 20,235.73. On Monday, the key market gauge dived 596.20 points. The Topix finished up 5.58 points, ...