Oct 9, 2014

Skylark returns to TSE after eight-year buyout hiatus

Skylark Co., operator of the Bamiyan and Jonathan’s restaurant chains, returned to the Tokyo Stock Exchange’s first section Thursday, eight years after going private in a management buyout. Skylark shares were launched at ¥1,200 apiece, the same as its initial public offering price. The ...

Oct 8, 2014

Two indicted over stock price manipulation

Prosecutors indicted two former members of an investment club at Waseda University in Tokyo on Wednesday for allegedly manipulating stock prices through Internet trading. Investigative sources claim the accused made millions of yen in profit by repeatedly manipulating prices of stocks mostly listed on ...

| Sep 30, 2014

Nikkei falls on weak economic data

Stocks fell back Tuesday, pressured by profit-taking stemming partly from weak economic indicators in Japan and abroad. Heightened geopolitical risks over protests in Hong Kong also weighed on sentiment. The Nikkei 225 stock average sagged 137.12 points, or 0.84 percent, to end at 16,173.52. ...

Sep 22, 2014

Tokyo stocks turn lower on profit-taking

Stocks fell back Monday, pressured by profit-taking amid a sense of overheating after a recent surge last week that sent the Nikkei 225 average to its highest closing level in nearly seven years. The Nikkei lost 115.27 points to close at 16,205.90. On Friday, ...

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 ...

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 ...