| Feb 17, 2015

Nikkei falls back on profit-taking

Stock prices retreated Tuesday, pressured by profit-taking a day after the Nikkei 225 average ascended to its highest closing level in seven years and seven months. The Nikkei lost 17.68 points, or 0.10 percent, to end at 17,987.09. On Monday, the key market gauge ...

| Feb 16, 2015

Nikkei closes above 18,000 mark

The benchmark Nikkei 225 average bounced back and closed above 18,000 for the first time in nearly seven years and seven months on Monday, helped by buying on dips following higher U.S. and European stocks. The Nikkei climbed 91.41 points, or 0.51 percent, to ...

| Feb 13, 2015

Nikkei drops on yen rebound

The Nikkei 225 average turned lower Friday amid growing downward pressure from a rebound in the yen. The key TSE gauge lost 66.36 points to close at 17,913.36. On Thursday, the Nikkei surged 327.04 points. The Topix fell 0.01 point to 1,449.38 after rising ...

| Feb 12, 2015

Nikkei surges toward 18,000 line

Stocks rose sharply Thursday as the yen weakened, propelling the Nikkei average toward the 18,000 line to mark its highest closing in about seven years and six months. The Nikkei surged 327.04 points, or 1.85 percent, from Tuesday to finish at 17,979.72, its best ...

For investors, a new game plan after U.S. jobs report

| Feb 7, 2015

For investors, a new game plan after U.S. jobs report

A blowout jobs report has changed the calculus for investors for what the Federal Reserve might do in coming months, resetting expectations for how markets might behave if the U.S. economy continues to strengthen even as global growth lags. Strong job market growth, along ...