Author: Nikkei Futures

* Japanese investors take profits on first day of 2015/16 * BOJ’s tankan softer than expected * Drugmakers and other recent gainers hit hardest By Hideyuki Sano TOKYO, April 1 (Reuters) – Tokyo shares fell on Wednesday as investors sold recent gainers to lock in profit on the first day of Japanese financial year and Read More

Stocks fell on Tuesday, the last trading day of fiscal 2014, weighed down by a wave of position-adjustment selling and profit-taking. The Nikkei 225 average lost 204.41 points, or 1.05 percent, to end at the day’s low of 19,206.99. On Monday, the key market gauge climbed 125.77 points. The Topix fell 14.66 points, or 0.94 Read More

* For the month, Nikkei has gained 3.5 pct * Fujifilm soars on M&A deal * BOJ tankan, U.S. jobs data eyed this week By Ayai Tomisawa TOKYO, March 31 (Reuters) – Japan’s Nikkei share average rose on Tuesday, tracking gains in Wall Street and rebounding from a sharp decline last week, but investors refrained Read More

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Stocks lost ground Friday, hit by futures-led selling. The Nikkei 225 average dropped 185.49 points, or 0.95 percent, to end at 19,285.63. On Thursday, the key market gauge tumbled 275.08 points. The Topix shed 16.04 points, or 1.02 percent, to close at 1,552.78 after losing 23.19 points Thursday. After opening weaker on lower European and Read More

TOKYO, March 27 (Reuters) – Japan’s Nikkei stock average gave up earlier gains and slid on Friday, hurt by profit-taking before the quarter’s end. Futures-led selling by players such as hedge funds and commodity trading accounts weighed on the Nikkei, traders said. The Nikkei was down 1.6 percent after rising by as much as 0.6 Read More

* Nikkei has been flat this week * Panasonic soars to the highest since Nov 2008 * Toshiba tumbles after SanDisk cut outlook By Ayai Tomisawa TOKYO, March 27 (Reuters) – Japan’s Nikkei share average edged up on Friday morning in choppy trade as investors bought stocks on the dips after the previous day’s falls, Read More

Stocks fell sharply Thursday following a rise in the yen and an overnight plunge in U.S. equities, with the Nikkei 225 average slipping below 19,500. The benchmark index tumbled 275.08 points, or 1.39 percent, to close at 19,471.12. On Wednesday, the Nikkei average rose 32.75 points. The Topix lost 23.19 points, or 1.46 percent, to Read More

* Semi-conductor sector leads losses * Weak U.S. durable goods orders hit risk sentiment * Market cautious on developments in Yemen; oil firms gain * Many investors remain optimistic over Japan’s economic outlook By Hideyuki Sano TOKYO, March 26 (Reuters) – Japan’s Nikkei share average dropped on Thursday as investors sold semi-conductor and other hi-tech Read More

(Reuters) – Struggling Japanese electronics maker Sharp Corp may reduce pay for its managers and other workers in fiscal 2015 to lower costs, the Nikkei reported on Thursday. Sharp, which has about 4,000 managers across its domestic group companies, may cut pay by 5 percent for managerial staff and by about 2 percent for others, Read More