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Business / Financial Markets May 6, 2021

Tokyo stocks rally on buybacks

Tokyo stocks staged a powerful rally Thursday, attracting buybacks following their falls before the Golden Week holiday period in Japan. The 225-issue Nikkei average surged 518.74 points, or 1.80%, to end at 29,331.37. On Friday, the key market gauge dropped 241.34 points. The Topix index of ...

Business / Financial Markets Apr 28, 2021

Dollar tops ¥109 in Tokyo

The dollar retook ¥109 for the first time in roughly two weeks in Tokyo trading Wednesday, following a rise in U.S. long-term interest rates. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥109.01, up from ¥108.32 at the same time Tuesday. The euro was at $1.2073, ...

Business / Financial Markets Apr 28, 2021

Tokyo stocks rise on earnings reports

Tokyo stocks gained Wednesday, led by issues of companies that released their earnings reports the day before. The 225-issue Nikkei average climbed 62.08 points, or 0.21%, to end at 29,053.97, after shedding 134.34 points Tuesday. The Topix index of all first section issues advanced 5.51 points, ...

Business / Financial Markets Apr 27, 2021

Dollar climbs to around ¥108.30 in Tokyo

The dollar rose to around ¥108.30 in Tokyo trading Tuesday, chiefly thanks to position-squaring buying ahead of the Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee meeting. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥108.32, up from ¥107.71 at the same time Monday. The euro was at ...

Business / Financial Markets Apr 27, 2021

Tokyo stocks turn lower amid slow trading

Tokyo stocks weakened Tuesday as investors continued to stand on the sidelines ahead of corporate earnings releases by major Japanese companies. The 225-issue Nikkei average slipped 134.34 points, or 0.46%, to end at 28,991.89. On Monday, the key average climbed 105.60 points. The Topix index of ...

Business / Financial Markets Apr 26, 2021

Dollar weakens to around ¥107.70

The dollar eased to around ¥107.70 in Tokyo trading Monday, as players took to the sidelines ahead of monetary policy meetings in Japan and the United States. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥107.71, down from ¥107.91 at the same time Friday. The euro ...

Business / Financial Markets Apr 26, 2021

Tokyo stocks rebound on buybacks

Tokyo stocks turned up Monday, with coronavirus-sensitive names attracting buybacks reflecting expectations for the effects of a fresh coronavirus state of emergency in Tokyo, Osaka and two other prefectures. The 225-issue Nikkei average climbed 105.60 points, or 0.36%, to end at 29,126.23, after shedding 167.54 ...

Business / Financial Markets Apr 22, 2021

Dollar edges down below ¥108 in Tokyo

The dollar inched down to levels below ¥108 in lackluster Tokyo trading Thursday. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥107.90, down from ¥108.22 at the same time Wednesday. The euro was at $1.2043, up from $1.2011, and at ¥129.95, down slightly from ¥129.99. Following a ...