Mar 26, 2015 9:49 AM ET
Nikkei index in Tokyo closed lower following an Asia-wide sell-off sparked by more than 1% decline in New York. Ichibanya Co said third-quarter earnings surged 39% on 6% increase in revenues. Mitsubishi Motors plans to invest $500 million in Indonesia.
Mar 25, 2015 11:18 AM ET
Nikkei index trimmed losses of the day after investors remained focused on dividend expiry on Thursday. Nikkei is likely to surpass 20,000 mark as long term investors remain in accumulation phase as wage gains spread across the economy.
Mar 24, 2015 8:43 AM ET
Stocks in Tokyo eased after investors booked profit following 5% rally in Nikkei this month. For the year so far, the benchmark index has jumped 13%. Japan revises corporate governance code and listed companies are now required to have at least two independent directors.
Mar 23, 2015 11:11 AM ET
Stocks in Tokyo advanced and the Nikkei jumped to a new 15-year high. Japan Tobacco estimated lower than expected decline in operating earnings at the 30th annual general meeting since privatization. Eisai jumped 20% after the latest study showed effective treatment for Alzheimer disease.
Mar 20, 2015 11:55 AM ET
Stocks in Tokyo extended weekly advance and trading in yen set the pace and direction of stock market indexes. Chiyoda and Mitsubishi to partner to build a new airport in Bohol, Philippines. Rakuten, the online retailer agreed to acquire Overdrive, the ebook platform overDrive.
Mar 19, 2015 11:32 AM ET
Japan indexes gained and the yen traded near its low in the year as the U.S. Fed left forecasted low rates to continue in the near future. Mitusi & Co Ltd acquired a minority stake in Penske Truck Leasing Co from General Electric Capital Corp.
Mar 18, 2015 12:27 PM ET
Seasonally adjusted trade deficit in February widened 55% from January. Exports declined 7% and imports eased 3.4%. The yen weakening to above 121 against a dollar lifted market indexes in Tokyo. Seven & I jumped on a speculation that profit for the year ending in February is ahead of expectations.
Mar 17, 2015 9:38 AM ET
Australian stocks rebounded on the back of resource sector and banks. Gold and crude oil declined in trading in Asia and in Australia. BHP Billiton said the South32 spinoff cost is likely to reach $738 million.
Mar 16, 2015 9:05 AM ET
Market indexes in Tokyo declined and the yen weakened ahead of the U.S. rate decision this week. The yen dropped to a new six-year low after the euro extended nine-month losses to 40%.
Mar 13, 2015 11:45 AM ET
Stocks in Tokyo closed higher and the Nikkei jumped to a high not seen since 2000. Industrial production in January increased 3.7%. Fanuc soared 13% after the industrial robot maker took steps to increase communication with shareholders.