Nikkei Futures | News - Part 104


Stocks gained ground on Friday, boosted by purchases after the European Central Bank’s decision to introduce quantitative monetary easing. The Nikkei 225 average advanced 182.73 points, or 1.05 percent, to end at 17,511.75, adding to the 48.54 points gained Thursday. The Topix closed 13.79 points, or 0.99 percent, higher at 1,403.22 a day after falling Read More

Nikkei rises to near 1-month high Friday, January 23 09:17:38 Japan’s Nikkei share average rose to a near one-month high on Friday as investors’ risk appetite was buoyed after the European Central Bank unveiled a bond-buying scheme to help revive the region’s economy and stave off deflation. The Nikkei ended 1.1 percent higher at 17,511.75 Read More

TOKYO, Jan 22 (Reuters) – Japanese shares edged up on Thursday as the yen sagged versus the dollar after surging the previous day, although caution ahead of the closely-watched European Central Bank policy meeting firmly later in the day capped gains. Upcoming domestic corporate earnings announcements also added to the wait-and-see mood. The Nikkei ended Read More

* Trading remains choppy before ECB * Unicharm hits record high on strong profit report By Ayai Tomisawa TOKYO, Jan 22 (Reuters) – Japanese shares were flat in choppy trade as the market digested expectations the European Central Bank will unveil new stimulus measures at its meeting later on Thursday, while a pause in the Read More