| Aug 31, 2015

Nikkei ends below 19,000 on profit-taking

The benchmark Nikkei average closed below 19,000 on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Monday, pressured by profit-taking after last week’s surge. The 225-issue average lost 245.84 points, or 1.28 percent, to end at 18,890.48. On Friday, the key market gauge shot up 561.88 points. The ...

| Aug 27, 2015

Tokyo stocks rise further on U.S. rally

Stocks rose further on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Thursday, supported by an overnight rebound in U.S. equities. The 225-issue Nikkei average gained 197.61 points, or 1.08 percent, from Wednesday to close at 18,574.44. On Wednesday, the key market gauge shot up 570.13 points. The ...

Aug 25, 2015

Aso says China policies stirring concerns in markets

After the yen surged the most since 1998 amid a deepening sell-off in global stocks, Finance Minister Taro Aso criticized China’s recent intervention in financial markets. “It’s not really the kind of action I would expect from authorities of a nation that aims to ...

| Aug 17, 2015

Nikkei rises but topside limited

Stocks rebounded Monday, helped by solid New York equities late last week, but their upside was limited in the absence of fresh incentives. The Nikkei 225 average climbed 100.81 points, or 0.49 percent, to end at 20,620.26. On Friday, the key market gauge shed ...