| Jan 15, 2016

Tokyo stocks lose further ground

Stocks lost further ground on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Friday, dampened by selling on the back of lower Shanghai stocks and the stronger yen. The 225-issue Nikkei average lost 93.84 points, or 0.54 percent, to end at 17,147.11. On Thursday, the key market gauge ...

| Jan 13, 2016

Dollar tops ¥118 in Tokyo

The dollar rose above ¥118 in Tokyo trading on Wednesday, lifted by higher stock prices in Japan and abroad. At 5 p.m., the dollar was at ¥118.21-21, up from ¥117.38-39 at the same time Tuesday. The euro was at $1.0815-0816, down from $1.0892-0892, and ...

Jan 12, 2016

Japan posts 17th straight current-account surplus in November

The nation posted a current account surplus for the 17th consecutive month in November, providing support for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s efforts to boost the world’s third-largest economy. The excess in the widest measure of the nation’s trade was ¥1.14 trillion in November, up ...