| Jul 27, 2015

Nikkei falls on overseas uncertainty

Stocks plunged Monday, weighed down by growing uncertainty over the course of the U.S. and Chinese economies. The Nikkei 225 average fell 194.43 points, or 0.95 percent, to end at 20,350.10. On Friday, the key market gauge lost 139.42 points. The Topix closed down ...

| Jul 23, 2015

Tokyo stocks rebound on buybacks

Stocks staged a rebound on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Thursday, helped by buybacks after the previous day’s tumble. The 225-issue Nikkei average climbed 90.28 points, or 0.44 percent, to end at 20,683.95. On Wednesday, the key market gauge plunged 248.30 points. The Topix index ...

| Jul 15, 2015

Tokyo stocks rise on U.S. rally

Stocks advanced further on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Wednesday, supported by an overnight rally on Wall Street, but their topside was heavy prior to key events in Japan and the United States. The 225-issue Nikkei average rose 78.00 points, or 0.38 percent, to end ...

| Jun 3, 2015

Tokyo stocks fall on profit-taking

Stocks lost further ground on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Wednesday, pressured by profit-taking after the recent rises. The 225-issue Nikkei average lost 69.68 points, or 0.34 percent, to close at 20,473.51. On Tuesday, the key market gauge shed 26.68 points. The Topix index ended ...

| May 26, 2015

Nikkei closes at new 15-year-high

The Nikkei rewrote its highest finish in some 15 years for the fifth straight session Tuesday, led by buying stemming from strong hopes for economic recovery and brisk corporate earnings in Japan. The Nikkei average inched up 23.71 points, or 0.12 percent, to end ...

Aug 8, 2014

Shame index dumps Sony for Panasonic in first revamp

Sony Corp., which has posted losses in five of the past six years, was rejected in the first reshuffle of Japan’s profit-oriented stock index while Panasonic Corp. made the cut. The government-backed JPX-Nikkei Index 400 added 30 other companies, including Mazda Motor Corp., Daiwa ...