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

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

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

Tokyo stocks turn broadly higher on bargain-hunting

Tokyo stocks staged a powerful rally Thursday, with investors flocking to bargains after the recent market sell-offs. The 225-issue Nikkei average rocketed 679.62 points, or 2.38%, to end at 29,188.17, after giving up 591.83 points to slip through the 29,000 threshold Wednesday. The Topix index of ...

Business / Financial Markets Apr 20, 2021

Tokyo stocks plunge on swelling coronavirus fears

Tokyo stocks tumbled Tuesday, as sentiment was chilled by the unabated spread of coronavirus infections in Japan. The 225-issue Nikkei average gave up 584.99 points, or 1.97%, to end at 29,100.38, snapping its three-session winning streak until Monday, when it inched up 2.00 points. The Topix ...

Business / Financial Markets Apr 19, 2021

Tokyo stocks mixed without fresh news

Tokyo stocks were mixed in relatively quiet trading Monday amid a dearth of fresh market-moving factors. The 225-issue Nikkei average barely extended its winning streak to a third straight market day by closing at 29,685.37, up 2.00 points, or 0.01%, from Friday, when the benchmark ...

Business / Financial Markets Apr 16, 2021

Tokyo stocks end higher in thin trading

Tokyo stocks ended slightly higher Friday in thin trading that reflected an absence of major trading incentives. The 225-issue Nikkei average gained 40.68 points, or 0.14%, to close at 29,683.37, after rising 21.70 points Thursday. The Topix index of all first section issues finished 1.74 points, ...

Business / Financial Markets Apr 15, 2021

Tokyo stocks turn slightly higher in lackluster trading

Tokyo stocks managed to rebound in lackluster trading Thursday amid the absence of market-moving events. The 225-issue Nikkei average rose 21.70 points, or 0.07%, to close at 29,642.69, after losing 130.62 points Wednesday. The Topix index of all first section issues finished 6.95 points, or 0.36%, ...

Business / Financial Markets Apr 14, 2021

Tokyo stocks fall on stronger yen and coronavirus fears

Tokyo stocks fell back in lackluster trading Wednesday, as sentiment was dampened by the yen's strengthening against the dollar and concerns over the coronavirus situation in Japan. The 225-issue Nikkei average shed 130.62 points, or 0.44%, to close at 29,620.99, following a 212.88-point rise Tuesday. The ...

Business / Financial Markets Apr 13, 2021

Tokyo stocks rebound on buybacks

Tokyo stocks rebounded on Tuesday, reflecting buybacks and buying on dips. The 225-issue Nikkei average rose 212.88 points, or 0.72%, to close at 29,751.61, in a turnaround from a 229.33-point fall Monday. The Topix index of all first section issues finished 3.96 points, or 0.20%, higher ...