Business Feb 20, 2001

Small-cap issues find favor

Small-capitalization stocks, especially those traded on the over-the-counter market, are drawing strong buying interest. The Nikkei OTC average has risen some 27 percent in active trading from its Jan. 11 low. Since the U.S. Federal Reserve eased its grip on credit at the start of this ...

Business Dec 26, 2000

U.S. policy-shift sparks stock market rally

Favorable U.S. monetary policy news has sparked a massive stock market rally in New York and elsewhere. Investors greeted Friday's strong rebound in New York stock prices with relief. The world's stock markets have taken comfort from the news that the U.S. Federal Reserve has tilted ...

Business Sep 5, 2000

Some data rosy but others in wilting trend

The Tokyo stock market has been firming back since early August as the deterioration of the supply and demand balance has peaked out amid increased expectations for upward revisions of corporate earnings projections. Favorable economic data are also contributing to the market's recovery. In particular, the ...

Business Jun 27, 2000

Foreign investors' stock sales may abate

The catalyst for the recent corrections in Tokyo share prices was selling by foreign investors. The balance of supply and demand on the Tokyo stock market has come under the strong influence of sales by foreign investors who became net sellers in the third week ...

Business May 23, 2000

Market focus turning to corporate profits

The Tokyo stock market is turning its attention to corporate earnings now that the highly anticipated U.S. Fed policy meeting is over. The Fed's Open Market Committee raised its target for the federal funds rate by 0.5 percent to 6.5 percent at its meeting last ...

Business Feb 29, 2000

Road ahead clears for Tokyo stock market

After struggling to find its direction for weeks, the Tokyo stock market appears poised to test higher ground. Once it becomes evident that no lasting decline is in the offing, investors will move in, counting on the strength of economic fundamentals both at home and ...

Business Jan 25, 2000

Info-tech boom to stay hot

The Tokyo stock market is maintaining its upward trend amid expectations of a global economic recovery led by information technology-related investment and a favor- able supply-and-demand balance of stocks. Although the correction of high-flying New York stock prices earlier this year that resulted from inflation ...