| Apr 17, 2015

Nikkei plunges on Greek debt woes

Stocks turned sharply lower on Friday, dragged down by rekindled concerns over the Greek debt problem and position-adjustment selling prior to the weekend and the start of the full-fledged earnings season in Japan next week. The Nikkei 225 average lost 232.89 points, or 1.17 ...

| Apr 16, 2015

Tokyo stocks post modest rebound

Stocks rebounded modestly on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Thursday, helped by buying prompted by a halt in the yen’s strengthening against the dollar. The 225-issue Nikkei average climbed 16.01 points, or 0.08 percent, to close at 19,885.77. On Wednesday, the key market gauge ...

Apr 13, 2015

Huttenlocher's Myriad said to start Japan reflation fund

by Bei Hu

Carl Huttenlocher’s Myriad Asset Management has set up a hedge fund focusing on opportunities arising from Japan’s efforts to end deflation, people with knowledge of the matter have said. Myriad, which oversees more than $4 billion in assets, started its second fund on March ...

Fears grow over Nikkei strength

Apr 11, 2015

Fears grow over Nikkei strength

Monetary easing and optimism about the economy briefly pushed the Nikkei 225 stock average above 20,000 points for the first time in 15 years last week, but analysts warn that share prices may be higher than warranted by the real economy.

Households feeling little benefit from higher stocks

Apr 11, 2015

Households feeling little benefit from higher stocks

While the benchmark Nikkei 225 average briefly topped 20,000 for the first time in about 15 years on Friday, Japanese households are feeling little benefit from the higher stock market. The strong performance of the Nikkei suggests that stock market players continue giving high ...