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.
Jan 19, 2015 10:53 AM ET
Shanghai market index plunged 7.7% after the Chinese regulator curbed margin lending in an attempt to arrest the 40% rise the index in the last three months.
Jan 19, 2015 2:24 AM ET
Bank of Japan entered the bond market to acquire government bonds and 10-year debt yield fell to a record low of 0.2%. Japanese yen strengthened to a 117.17 against one dollar and industrial output declined 0.5% in November.
Jan 16, 2015 1:15 PM ET
Market indexes in Japan extended losses and for the week the Nikkei index plunged 3.4% and the yen eased 0.3% to 116.55 against one dollar. Market indexes in Japan declined for the third week in a row. Chugai Pharmaceuticals and Sosei Group fell after Swiss franc strengthened.
Jan 15, 2015 9:29 AM ET
Market indexes in Tokyo soared more than 1.4% after the yen fell from its strongest level in the year. Tire and rubber makers soared on the expectations of earnings boost from the sharp fall in oil price below $50 a barrel. Producer price index decline accelerated in December.
Jan 14, 2015 11:24 AM ET
Nikkei index extended two-day losses over 2.5% and the yen gained to a four-week. Crude oil, iron ore and copper prices continued the decline in international markets. Aderans Co said nine-month sales soared 15.9%.
Jan 13, 2015 11:33 AM ET
Nikkei index in Tokyo closed lower and the yen traded around 119 against one dollar. Japan reported better-than-expected current account balance, fifth monthly surplus in a row. Aeon plunged 6% after the supermarket operator reported 72% plunge in operating profit.
Jan 09, 2015 10:02 AM ET
Nikkei index in Tokyo gained in subdued trading and the yen traded near 119 against the U.S. dollar. Stable oil prices and low inflation in China also added to caution in Tokyo trading. Convenience store chain operator, Seven & I reported better-than-expected nine-month sales.