| Dec 16, 2014

Nikkei takes tumbles below 17,000

Stocks lost further ground Tuesday, dragged down by overnight plunges in overseas stocks and crude oil prices, with the Nikkei 225 average closing below 17,000 for the first time in about a month. The key index dived 344.08 points, or 2.01 percent, to finish ...

Dec 14, 2014

IPO tally to hit 77 for year, TSE data show

Reflecting the stock market’s climbing fortunes, initial public offerings in Japan will rise for a fifth consecutive year to 77 in 2014, up from 54 last year, according to data compiled by the Tokyo Stock Exchange. That’s the most since 121 companies went public ...

| Dec 9, 2014

Nikkei snaps seven-session run

The benchmark Nikkei average snapped its seven-session winning streak on Tuesday, hit by profit-taking after the recent surge. The Nikkei 225 average lost 122.26 points, or 0.68 percent, to end at 17,813.38. On Monday, the key market gauge gained 15.19 points. The Topix index ...

321,000 hired in U.S. last month

Dec 6, 2014

321,000 hired in U.S. last month

by Christopher S. Rugaber

A resurgence in U.S. hiring accelerated in November and put 2014 on track to be the healthiest year for job growth since 1999. The gain of a robust 321,000 jobs — the most in nearly three years — put further distance between a strengthening ...

| Dec 5, 2014

Nikkei extends rally for sixth day

Stocks recouped early losses to extend their winning streak to a sixth session on the Tokyo Stocks Exchange on Friday, allowing the Nikkei to rewrite a seven-year closing high for five days in a row. The Nikkei 225 average rose 33.24 points, or 0.19 ...

| Dec 4, 2014

Nikkei again hits seven-year high

Stocks extended their winning streak to a fifth session Thursday, backed by an overnight rise on Wall Street and the continued depreciation by the yen. The Nikkei 225 average hit a seven-year closing high for the fourth consecutive day, climbing 166.78 points, or 0.94 ...