Author: Nikkei Futures

Stocks jumped on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Friday, though a wait-and-see mood prevailed prior to the release of key economic data abroad. The Nikkei 225 stock average climbed 122.29 points, or 0.63 percent, to end at the day’s high of 19,435.08. On Thursday, the key market gauge advanced 277.95 points. The Topix index of Read More

TOKYO, April 3 (Reuters) – Tokyo shares rose on Friday in thin trade as investors resumed buying following a sharp drop earlier in the week, but most shied rom large positions before key U.S. jobs data due later in the day. The Nikkei 225 index ended 0.6 percent higher at 19,435.08. For the week, the Read More

* Nikkei up 0.4 pct so far this week * Market may be directionless until Tues – analyst * DeNA jumps 6.8 pct after brokerage upgrade By Ayai Tomisawa TOKYO, April 3 (Reuters) – Japan’s Nikkei share average edged up on Friday morning in choppy trade as investors shied away from large positions before key Read More

MEXICO CITY, April 2 (Reuters) – Japanese car giant Toyota Motor Corp is planning two new factories in Mexico and China, at a cost of 150 billion yen ($ 1.25 billion), Nikkei reported on Thursday. The Mexican plant will be based in the central state of Guanajuato, and have a capacity of 200,000 cars a Read More

TOKYO, April 2 (Reuters) – Japan’s Nikkei share average rose on Thursday, rebounding from a three-week low, helped by short-covering and hopes that the central bank is buying stocks. The Nikkei benchmark ended 1.5 percent higher to 19,312.79, posting the biggest daily percentage gain since February 12. The broader Topix gained 1.7 percent to 1,554.17 Read More

* BOJ bought ETFs worth 35.2 bln yen on Wednesday * Olympus dives to near 1-month low after Sony halves stake * Mobile application providers jump after Nikkei says Line files 2nd time to go public By Ayai Tomisawa TOKYO, April 2 (Reuters) – Japan’s Nikkei share average rose more than 1.5 percent on Thursday Read More

Stocks lost further ground on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Wednesday after a disappointing “tankan” business sentiment survey by the Bank of Japan, with the benchmark Nikkei slipping below 19,000 during trading for the first time in some three weeks. The Nikkei 225 stock average slumped 172.15 points, or 0.90 percent, to end at 19,034.84. Read More

TOKYO, April 1 (Reuters) – Tokyo shares fell on Wednesday as investors sold recent gainers to lock in profit on the first day of the Japanese financial year and after a disappointing tankan business sentiment survey from the Bank of Japan. Both the Nikkei share average and the Topix fell below their 25-day moving average, Read More

By Shinichi Saoshiro TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks sagged on Wednesday, taking their lead from weaker U.S. shares, while the dollar slid against the yen as Tokyo’s Nikkei recoiled in volatile trade. Crude oil prices continued to decline as negotiations between Iran and world powers over nuclear technology with potential supply implications extended beyond a Read More