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TOKYO, Feb 23 (Reuters) – Japan’s Nikkei share average hit a near 15-year high on Monday after Greece clinched a deal with its euro zone partners to extend its bailout, but recent gainers such as banks and insurers succumbed to profit-taking. The Nikkei rose 0.7 percent to 18,466.92 points, its highest close since April 2000. Read More

(Bloomberg) — Japan’s Nikkei 225 Stock Average extended a 15-year high while metals climbed and bond risk declined as investors await progress on Greece’s bailout extension agreed Feb. 20. Oil fluctuated in New York. The Nikkei 225 gained 0.6 percent by 1:38 p.m. in Tokyo, while Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 Index added 0.4 percent. Futures on Read More

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Nikkei share average hit a near 15-year high on Monday after Greece clinched a deal with its euro zone partners to extend its bailout, but recent gainers such as banks and insurers succumbed to profit-taking. The Nikkei rose 0.7 percent to 18,466.92 points, its highest close since April 2000. But gains Read More

* Investors flock to Japan for cheap valuations – analyst * Takata underperforms after U.S. slaps on daily fine By Ayai Tomisawa TOKYO, Feb 23 (Reuters) – Japan’s Nikkei share average hit a new 15-year high on Monday after euro zone finance ministers reached a deal to extend heavily indebted Greece’s financial rescue by four Read More

Tokyo’s Nikkei index has slipped 0.37 per cent as a stronger yen hit exporters, a day after it reached a more than seven-year high and despite upbeat sentiment following news of a Ukraine ceasefire deal. The benchmark Nikkei at the Tokyo Stock Exchange fell 66.36 points today to close at 17,913.36, while the Topix index Read More

Japan’s Nikkei hit a 15-year high recently; and why not when the economy has a handful of positive economic indicators to cheer for. Though GDP growth was lower than expected, the economy managed to pull out of recession in the three months through December. GDP growth was boosted by exports, and the country’s annual exports Read More

Stocks continued to advance Friday on the back of strong hopes for further gains and of the weaker yen, helping the Nikkei 225 average rewrite its highest closing level in 14 years and nine months. The key TSE gauge rose 67.51 points to close at 18,332.30, marking the best finish since May 2, 2000, and Read More

* Nikkei rises 2.4 pct for the week * Japan Display soars on report it is considering building a plant * Banks languish on profit-taking By Ayai Tomisawa TOKYO, Feb 20 (Reuters) – Japan’s Nikkei share average rose for a third day to hit a fresh 15-year high on Friday morning, with market sentiment getting Read More

The Nikkei soared to a 15-year high on Thursday, and with no squalls on the horizon, Japanese stocks are likely to continue sailing higher, say analysts. “Investors are buying Japanese stocks on the fundamentals,” said Mizuho Securities’ chief technical strangest Yutaka Miura. “The economy is out of recession, wages look set to rise and corporate Read More