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Tokyo stocks open 0.33% higher on strong Wall Street closing

TOKYO: Tokyo stocks opened 0.33 percent higher on Thursday after five days of gains, backed by record closings on Wall Street and the dollar’s rise against the yen. The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange, added 56.14 points to 16,993.46 at the start. A strong dollar against the yen is a positive for Japanese exporters as it makes ... Read More »

Tokyo stocks fly high with highest finish since November 2007

TOKYO: Tokyo stocks flew high with 4.8 percent gain to finish with highest close since November 2007 and the yen skidded to near seven-year lows against the dollar on Friday, after the Bank of Japan surprised markets with fresh easing steps it called a pre-emptive move to stoke inflation. The Nikkei stock average marked its biggest one-day gain since June ... Read More »

Tokyo stocks up 1.02%, Nikkei Index gains 158.94 points

TOKYO: Tokyo stocks opened 1.02 per cent higher despite a spate of poor Japanese economic data, as the US dollar rose further against the yen on robust US economic data. The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange rose 158.94 points to 15,817.14 at the start on Friday. Investors also cheered media reports that Japan’s national pension fund, the ... Read More »

Tokyo stocks up 0.53% by break

TOKYO: Tokyo stocks gained 0.53 percent on Thursday morning after the dollar hit a three-week high against the yen, boosting some exporters. The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange climbed 82.69 points to 15,636.60 by the break, while the Topix index of all first-section issues was up 0.54 percent, or 6.87 points, at 1,277.51. Read More »

Tokyo stocks open 0.27 higher, Nikkei 225 gains 42.59pts

TOKYO: Tokyo stocks started the day with 0.27 per cent increase on Thursday after the dollar jumped against the yen on a slight bullish turn by the US Federal Reserve. The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange gained 42.59 points to 15,596.50 at the start. Shares in Nintendo soared 7.33 per cent to 11,935.0 yen in the first ... Read More »

Tokyo stocks up 224pts; Honda slips 0.07%, Toyota gains 1.45pc

TOKYO: Tokyo stocks finished 1.46 percent higher on Wednesday following strong gains on Wall Street and as the weaker yen lifted exporter shares. The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange rose 224.00 points to 15,553.91, while the Topix index of all first-section issues was up 1.49 percent, or 18.64 points, at 1,270.64. On currency markets, the dollar bought ... Read More »

Tokyo stocks open 0.73% higher on strong Wall Street gains

TOKYO: Tokyo stocks opened 0.73 per cent higher on Wednesday following strong gains on Wall Street and as the yen fell against the dollar. The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange rose 112.48 points to 15,442.39 at the start. “A higher Wall Street and a higher dollar bode well for the Nikkei, although many investors remain sidelined” while ... Read More »

Tokyo stocks down 0.76% by break

TOKYO: Tokyo stocks dropped 0.76 percent on Tuesday morning while camera giant Canon sank following a weak profit report. The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange eased 116.77 points to 15,271.95 by the break, while the Topix index of all first-section issues fell 0.57 percent, or 7.11 points, to 1,247.17. While the Fed’s policy committee is expected to ... Read More »

Hong Kong stocks up 0.6%, Tokyo stocks dip 0.17%

HONG KONG: Hong Kong stocks took a good start on Tuesday morning, with the Hang Seng Index HSI, +0.54% rising 0.6%, almost erasing the previous session’s 0.7% loss on the back of disappointment over the delay in direct share trading between Hong Kong and Shanghai. Likewise, Hong Kong’s mainland-China-tracking H-share index moved 0.8% higher, while further north, the Shanghai Composite ... Read More »

Tokyo stocks gain 0.37pc, Nikkei index up 57.29 points to 15,348.93

TOKYO: Following advances on Wall Street, Tokyo stocks gained 0.37 percent but market gains were limited by investor caution. By the break, the Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange climbed 57.29 points to 15,348.93 while the Topix index of all first-section issues was up 0.53pc, or 6.57 points, at 1,248.89. Yutaka Miura, senior technical analyst at Mizuho Securities, ... Read More »

Tokyo stocks start 0.74% higher

TOKYO: Tokyo stocks started with a positive note and remained 0.74 per cent higher, helped by a stable dollar against the yen and gains on Wall Street last week. The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange was up 112.64 points at 15,404.28 at the start on Monday. The euro was stable after a large majority of eurozone banks ... Read More »

Tokyo stocks tumble 0.37% on sluggish Chinese data

TOKYO: Tokyo stocks plummeted on Thursday as Nikkei share index finished 0.37 percent lower at 15,138.96. Fall in Wall Street shares and a decline in crude oil prices also led the Tokyo shares to a sharp decline. A slight growth in China’s manufacturing sector also failed to allay market concerns about fragile global growth. Airbag maker Takata Corp’s shares tumbled ... Read More »

Tokyo stocks end 0.37% down, finish above 15,000 level

TOKYO: Tokyo stocks dropped 0.37 per cent on profit-taking after the previous day’s hefty gains and following a sell-off on Wall Street. The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange fell 56.81 points to finish at 15,138.96 on Thursday. The broader Topix index of all first-section shares lost 0.33 per cent, or 4.07 points to 1,232.34. Read More »

Tokyo shares fly high, up 2.64%, add 391.49 points

TOKYO: Tokyo stocks flew high on Wednesday with 2.64 per cent jump, adding 391.49 points to close at 15,195.77, reversing a sharp drop the previous day. The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange added 391.49 points to finish at 15,195.77 and the broader Topix index of all first-section shares rose 2.58 per cent, or 31.05 points, to 1,236.41. ... Read More »

Japan’s Nikkei stocks bounce back with 253.19 points surge

TOKYO: Tokyo stocks climbed high with a jump of 1.71 percent on Wednesday morning, recovering from a deep decline the previous day. The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange, added 253.19 points to 15,057.47 by the break. The broader Topix index of all first-section shares rose 1.84 percent, or 22.15 points, to 1,227.51. Shares in Takata were flat ... Read More »

Tokyo stocks drop 2.22 percent to near five-month low

TOKYO: Tokyo stocks Thursday dropped 2.22 percent to a near five-month low due to high value of yen following sell-offs in New York and Europe amid fears about the global economy and the Ebola epidemic. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange dropped 335.14 points to finish at 14,738.38, the lowest close since late May, while the ... Read More »