Jan 28, 2015 11:30 AM ET
Stocks in Tokyo extended gains and Topix closed at a seven-week high and yen eased a little. Chugai Pharmaceutical said annual sales increased 8.8%. FujiFilm net in nine-month period surged. Hitachi Construction Machinery and Komatsu reported weakening earnings.
Jan 27, 2015 9:59 AM ET
Stocks in Tokyo rebounded and the yen eased following market advance in Europe after European finance ministers showed willingness to negotiate with the newly elected Greek leader. Dai-ichi Life won the U.S. regulatory approval for the purchase of Protective Life.
Jan 26, 2015 9:32 AM ET
Exports in Japan soared 12.9% and surged to a record high in six years trimming annual trade deficit to 12.78 trillion yen, surpassing 11.5 trillion yen in 2013. Imports increased 1.9% in the month. Trade balance turned negative in 2011 and has expanded for four years in a row.
Jan 23, 2015 12:58 PM ET
Bond yields took another dive and dropped to record low in the euro zone after the latest monetary stimulus in the euro zone. Bond prices rose across the euro zone including Greece, Portugal and Italy and yields fell near record lows in Germany, U.K., U.S. and Canada.
Jan 23, 2015 12:09 PM ET
Japan market indexes extended weekly surge after the ECB announced historic bond buying program. The yen weakened and insurance and shipping companies led the gainers. Aeon Co reported net income surged 47% in nine-month period.
Jan 22, 2015 10:01 AM ET
Japan stocks closed down and the yen declined 0.2% ahead of bond purchase plan announcement from the European Central Bank. Softbank Corp rose following a surge in its U.S. unit Sprint Corp.
Jan 21, 2015 1:06 PM ET
Stocks on Wall Street advanced and oil rebounded. Bank of Japan reaffirmed its plan to increase monetary based while European policy makers debate the size, timing and nature of bond buying program as the euro volatile euro traded in tight range.
Jan 21, 2015 9:25 AM ET
Bank of Japan reaffirmed its commitment to increase monetary base by annual 80 billion yen but lowered its inflation target on the recent plunge in oil price. Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said growth is expected to accelerate in the next fiscal year to 2.1%.
Jan 20, 2015 12:15 PM ET
Stocks in New York declined and crude oil fell and gold gained. European markets advanced. IMF lowered its global growth outlook and said U.S., Canada and India are likely to sustain expansion while Russia, Brazil and the euro zone struggles and China faces a slowdown.
Jan 20, 2015 10:21 AM ET
Nikkei index in Tokyo soared 2.1% and extended gains for the second day in a row and the yen weakened. Itochu and Thailand based Charoen Pokphand Group filed to acquire 10% stake in China controlled Citic.