While Toyota trades are little changed in 2021, SoftBank stock is up nearly 30%, rallying past a two-decade record to a new high.
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Fast Retailing has risen about 80% in the past 12 months and the price per share broke the ¥100,000 level on Tuesday, making it the only listed company in Japan to trade at such a value.
With the index crash in 1990 that followed the deflating of the asset-price bubble, it would take more than three decades for the benchmark to hit a threshold first reached in 1988.
The key 225-issue Nikkei average advanced 16% in 2020 despite more than ¥6 trillion of foreign net selling in the cash and futures market, according to Japan Exchange Group data.
The market’s interest in trading options on the 225-issue Nikkei average on the Tokyo Stock Exchange has dropped to its lowest in more than a decade amid waning demand for protection against volatility. Total open interest on the blue-chip gauge plunged to 1.1 million contracts ...
The Tokyo Games and a recently forged Asia trade pact will serve as some of the reasons for investors to seek Japan-specific exposure.
The dominant presence of the BOJ, along with the Government Pension Investment Fund, has raised concerns over their influence on market prices.
After years of complaints from corporate governance experts, the wave of consolidation or sales of these units is gathering pace.
As part of an effort to streamline markets and attract more investors, the Tokyo Stock Exchange may demote about a third of its largest listed companies and cut down the bourses it operates to three from four, according to media reports. A TSE advisory panel ...
With Japan's quarterly reporting period almost over, one analyst summed up the general feeling about companies' profit performance. "The results season was probably a disappointment," said Jonathan Allum, a strategist at SMBC Nikko Capital Markets Ltd. in London. It's difficult to disagree. Most firms have posted ...