Author: Nikkei Futures

TOKYO, Jan 5 (Reuters) – Japanese stocks slipped on their first trading day of 2015 as risk appetite was soured by weak prospects for global growth, offsetting gains in airline stocks which rose after crude oil prices dropped to fresh 5-1/2-year lows. The Nikkei benchmark ended 0.2 percent lower at 17,408.71 points, giving up earlier Read More

LOS ANGELES –  Japanese stocks declined into the new year Monday, with the Nikkei Stock Average returning from a five-day holiday to lose 1%, while the Topix retreated 1.2%. The Nikkei Average had lost 1.6% in its previous trading session, and global investors appeared cool toward Japan equities Monday, as Dow Jones Newswires reported 600,000 Read More

* Nikkei sags on first day of 2015 trade, takes cues from overseas * All 33 Tokyo Stock Exchange subsectors in the red * Investors bullish on Japan’s prospects due to economic stimulus By Thomas Wilson TOKYO, Jan 5 (Reuters) – Japanese stocks began 2015 on a down note on Monday as investors showed little Read More

Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index is set to climb further next year, despite already rising more than 70 percent over the past two years, analysts say. “Corporate earnings will be stronger, and drive up the Nikkei to 22,500 by September,” said Eiji Kinouchi, Daiwa Securities’ chief technical analyst and one of Tokyo’s Read More