Mar 31, 2015 10:09 AM ET
On the final day of the quarter, investors in Japan sold positions to adjust portfolio allocation and the weak auto production report weighed on the market sentiment. Passenger car production declined for the eighth month in a row in February.
Mar 30, 2015 1:26 PM ET
Stocks in Japan jumped and the traded near 120 level against the dollar. Industrial production declined in February by 3.4%. Fujifilm Holdings offered to acquire the U.S. based Cellular Dynamics for $307 million in cash.
Mar 27, 2015 9:43 AM ET
Nikkei index declined and extended losses for the week to 1.4% after the latest inflation data fell short of expectations. The weak fuel prices dragged the overall inflation below the Bank of Japan target.
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.