Sep 30, 2013 12:57 PM ET
Stocks in Tokyo closed lower following the sell-off across Asia. Looming U.S. government shut down turned investors cautious. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is scheduled to announce new economic and tax measures tomorrow. Toshiba Corp plans to cut television operations by half to 3,000.
Sep 27, 2013 10:13 AM ET
Market indexes in Tokyo closed lower and the latest data on inflation showed a slight uptick on higher energy prices. Panasonic Corp is close to selling at least 75% of its healthcare unit to KKR for $1.5 billion.
Sep 26, 2013 10:04 AM ET
Market indexes in Tokyo staged a turn around after falling as much as 1% in a volatile and listless trading. Shipping companies surged more than 3% and banks advanced more than 1%. Lixil Group soared 4% on a deal to buy Germany based Grohe. Advantest plunged on the third annual loss forecast.
Sep 25, 2013 10:59 AM ET
Stocks in Tokyo eased ahead of sales tax decision by prime minister next week. Tokyo Electron agreed to be acquired by Applied Materials in all stock deal valued at $7 billion. Electronics and auto makers led the decliners in Tokyo trading today.
Sep 12, 2013 10:17 AM ET
Stocks in Tokyo fell for the second day in a row and the yen hovered near a 6-week low. Core machinery orders were unchanged in July. Mitsubishi Motors plans to raise as much as $2 billion to repurchase preferred shares held by affiliates. Sharp is expected to raise $1.5 billion.
Sep 11, 2013 10:20 AM ET
Market indexes in Tokyo closed nearly flat and the yen weakened. NTT DoCoMo announced its plan to offer popular iPhone gadgets from Sept 20 to halt market share slide. Retail investors stay focused on real estate companies.
Sep 09, 2013 11:22 AM ET
Nikkei index in Tokyo soared after Tokyo was selected to host summer 2020 Olympic Games. Real estate companies led the advance of 2.5% in the Nikkei. Japan revised higher second quarter economic growth to an annual rate of 3.8% and the yen declined 0.6%.
Sep 06, 2013 11:17 AM ET
Stocks in Tokyo gained and the Nikkei index declined 1.5% and gained 3.5% in the week. Construction companies and real estate developers led the decliners after surging as much as 45% in the year on the jitters that Tokyo may not be selected to host 2020 Olympic Games.
Sep 06, 2013 9:50 AM ET
Elder Pharma slid after Sanofi India may buy its formulation business. M&M Financial and a Korea based Woori Financial Group signed a joint venture agreement. Sesa Goa 2.09 billion shares ready to trade after ends of lock-in period and mergers.
Sep 05, 2013 10:47 AM ET
After a day of volatile trading stocks in Tokyo closed lower and the yen weakened for the third day in a row. Shipping companies traded higher after freight rate index soared 4%. Japanese auto makers reported strong auto sales in August in the U.S.