News

TOKYO, Feb 2 (Reuters) – Japanese share prices fell on Monday after soft U.S. and China economic data raised doubts over global growth prospects, while shares in two printer manufacturers tumbled after disappointing earnings. The Nikkei share average dropped 0.7 percent to 17,558.04. The broader Topix fell 0.5 percent to 1,408.75 while the JPX-Nikkei Index Read More

(Bloomberg) — In Japan’s stock market, companies have never been more profitable and investors never more skeptical. Annual earnings on the Nikkei 225 Stock Average are poised to reach a record 21.6 trillion yen ($ 184 billion), according to estimates compiled by Bloomberg. At the same time, short sales peaked at 37.8 percent of all Read More

Stocks turned higher Friday, supported by a sharp Wall Street rally and a weaker yen. The Nikkei 225 average gained 68.17 points to close at 17,674.39. On Thursday, the key market gauge lost 189.51 points. The Topix finished 1.49 points higher at 1,415.07 after falling 16.34 points Thursday. Stocks opened sharply higher after the Dow Read More

Japan’s Nikkei share average rose on Friday as strong company earnings led by Nomura Holdings and Advantest Corp buoyed the sentiment, but a sell-off in index-heavyweight SoftBank Corp limited the gains. The Nikkei ended 0.4 per cent higher at 17,674.39. For the week, the Nikkei gained 0.9 per cent, while it rose 1.3 per cent Read More

TOKYO, Jan 30 (Reuters) – Japan’s Nikkei share average rose on Friday as strong company earnings led by Nomura Holdings and Advantest Corp buoyed sentiment, but a sell-off in index-heavyweight SoftBank Corp limited the gains. The Nikkei ended 0.4 percent higher at 17,674.39. For the week, the Nikkei gained 0.9 percent, while it rose 1.3 Read More

Stocks fell sharply Thursday, weighed down by a tumble on Wall Street overnight and a rise in the yen. The Nikkei 225 average lost 189.51 points, or 1.06 percent, to end at 17,606.22. On Wednesday, the key market gauge gained 27.43 points. The Topix closed down 16.34 points, or 1.14 percent, at 1,413.58 after climbing Read More

Japan’s Nikkei average posted the biggest one-day drop in two weeks on Thursday, hit by dismal earnings from the likes of Komatsu Ltd and signs the US Federal Reserve is on course to raise interest rates this year despite a shaky global outlook. The Nikkei fell 1.1 per cent to 17,606.22, the biggest one-day percentage Read More