Jan 30, 2015 12:25 PM ET
Stocks in Tokyo closed higher after industrial production jumped 1% and inflation was below target set by the Bank of Japan. Jobless rate in December was unchanged at 3.4% and housing starts dropped 9%, first monthly decline in five years.
Jan 29, 2015 2:09 AM ET
Nikkei in Tokyo fell more than 1% after seasonally adjusted monthly retail sales slipped 0.3% in December. In addition, stocks fell after U.S. Fed in its statement cited weak global economic growth. Skymark Airlines plunged 25% after filing bankruptcy protection. Nintendo tumbled 8%.
Jan 29, 2015 2:28 AM ET
Asian Paints said net rose 15%. Alstom net and revenue declined. HDFC Bank net advanced 11%. Just Dial net increased 8% on 21% increase in revenues. Pidilite net soared 28%.
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.