Jul 15, 2014

TSE to reduce tick sizes for certain stocks

Tokyo Stock Exchange Inc. will reduce tick sizes next Tuesday for certain major issues on the first section to make trading easier and increase volume. The bourse operator previously reduced tick sizes, the smallest increment by which a stock can move, for certain expensive ...

Jul 9, 2014

Universal Studios looking to return to the TSE in 2015

The operator of Universal Studios Japan is considering relisting on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in the business year starting next April, sources said Wednesday. USJ Co., which operates the Osaka theme park featuring attractions based on popular Hollywood movies, is ...

Jun 20, 2014

Foreigners set record for shares

Foreign investors owned a record 30.8 percent of listed companies’ shares at the end of fiscal 2013, up 2.8 points from a year before, according to stock exchange data. The percentage of shares held by foreigners hit a record high for the second year ...

Jun 4, 2014

Osaka Exchange looks to expand into commodity, forex markets

Japan Exchange Group Inc., the country’s main exchange operator, is considering expansion into commodities and foreign exchange as Asian economies continue to grow. “We have the ambition to expand our product base from securities into the other types of products including commodities,” Hiromi Yamaji, ...

Apr 14, 2014

Bourses scrap disclosure reforms

Japan Exchange Group Inc. has decided to scrap a plan to adopt tougher disclosure rules, saying the nation’s companies are getting better at communicating with investors on their own. The exchange will seek clearer comments on an individual basis and keep track of companies’ ...

Feb 12, 2014

TSE to get its first non-Japanese listing in six years

A non-Japanese company on Thursday will go public on the Tokyo Stock Exchange for the first time in about six years, the first fruit of the bourse’s efforts to encourage listings by foreign firms. Acucela Inc., a U.S. biotechnology company specializing in the development ...

Feb 5, 2014

TSE mulls possible trading at night

Tokyo Stock Exchange Inc. on Tuesday held its first panel meeting to mull the possible introduction of nighttime trading to the bourse. Yusuke Kawamura, deputy chairman of Daiwa Institute of Research, who leads the 19-member study group consisting of brokerage executives and experts, said ...

Jan 15, 2014

Seibu Holdings gets ready to file for TSE listing

Major railway and hotel business group Seibu Holdings Inc. will soon file for listing on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, according to sources. U.S. investment fund Cerberus, the top shareholder of the company that owns Seibu Railway Co. and Prince Hotels Inc. as core units, ...

Jan 6, 2014

Average cost for TSE stock: ¥324,000

The minimum cost for purchasing an issue listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange was ¥324,000 on average at the end of 2013, a recent tally shows. That’s 25.6 percent higher than the ¥258,000 logged in 2012, but the gain is ...

Dec 31, 2013

Tokyo financial markets say they can withstand quakes

A powerful earthquake directly beneath central Tokyo could leave securities trading suspended, but only temporarily, according to a government panel looking into disaster preparations. While the Bank of Japan, the Tokyo Stock Exchange and the Japanese Bankers Association have business continuity plans in place ...

Nikkei ends sizzling '13 at six-year high

Dec 30, 2013

Nikkei ends sizzling '13 at six-year high

The Nikkei stock index on Monday climbed to a fresh six-year high to close out the last trading day of 2013. The index soared 57 percent for the year to score its biggest annual gain since 1972, powered by aggressive fiscal and radical monetary ...