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TOKYO, Jan. 5 (Xinhua) — Nikkei moved 0.24 percent lower on the first trading day of 2015. The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average shed 42.06 points, from Dec. 30 at 17,408.71. The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange lost 6.42 points, or 0.46 percent, lower at 1, 401.09. Major Read More

The Nikkei 225 average fell moderately Monday, the first trading day of 2015, caught in a tug of war between selling triggered by weak U.S. stocks during the New Year’s holiday period in Japan and buying on dips. The Nikkei finished down 42.06 points, or 0.24 percent, at 17,408.71. On Tuesday, the last day of Read More

TOKYO, Jan 5 (Reuters) – Japanese stocks slipped on their first trading day of 2015 as risk appetite was soured by weak prospects for global growth, offsetting gains in airline stocks which rose after crude oil prices dropped to fresh 5-1/2-year lows. The Nikkei benchmark ended 0.2 percent lower at 17,408.71 points, giving up earlier Read More

LOS ANGELES –  Japanese stocks declined into the new year Monday, with the Nikkei Stock Average returning from a five-day holiday to lose 1%, while the Topix retreated 1.2%. The Nikkei Average had lost 1.6% in its previous trading session, and global investors appeared cool toward Japan equities Monday, as Dow Jones Newswires reported 600,000 Read More

Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index is set to climb further next year, despite already rising more than 70 percent over the past two years, analysts say. “Corporate earnings will be stronger, and drive up the Nikkei to 22,500 by September,” said Eiji Kinouchi, Daiwa Securities’ chief technical analyst and one of Tokyo’s Read More