Aug 12, 2016

First-quarter profit fell by 16% for major Japan firms

Major nonfinancial companies saw year-on-year profits fall by 15.9 percent in the first quarter, thanks largely to the pricey yen, data show. Combined sales shrank 5.9 percent, according to the tally for April to June. The figures cover the 1,219 firms listed on the ...

| Aug 10, 2016

Tokyo stocks fall back on higher yen

Stocks turned lower on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Wednesday, weighed down by the yen’s rise. The 225-issue Nikkei stock average shed 29.85 points, or 0.18 percent, to finish at 16,735.12. On Tuesday, the key market gauge climbed 114.40 points. The Topix index of all ...

| Aug 3, 2016

Tokyo stocks tumble on firmer yen

Stocks lost further ground on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Wednesday, pressured by heavy selling due chiefly to the yen’s appreciation against the dollar. The 225-issue Nikkei average dived 308.34 points, or 1.88 percent, to end at 16,083.11. On Tuesday, the key market gauge fell ...

| Jul 25, 2016

Tokyo Stocks lose further ground

Stocks erased early gains and closed lower on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Monday, affected by continued profit-taking and selling on a recent rally and a halt to the yen’s easing in the afternoon. The 225-issue Nikkei average lost 6.96 points, or 0.04 percent, to ...

| Jul 20, 2016

Tokyo stocks' six-session advance ends

Stocks snapped a six-session winning streak on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Wednesday, weighed down by selling to lock in gains. The 225-issue Nikkei average lost 41.42 points, or 0.25 percent, to end at 16,681.89. On Tuesday, the key market gauge advanced 225.46 points. The ...