May 29, 2015 11:58 AM ET
Nikkei index rewrites 15-year high for the eleventh day in a row and the yen edged lower as foreign investors increase exposure to Japanese stocks. Domestic auto demand in April declined 7.5%. Yahoo Japan soared 11% on its e-commerce plan in China with Alibaba.
May 28, 2015 11:37 AM ET
Ten day rally lifts Nikkei average in Tokyo by 5% and the yen traded at a new 8-year low. Retail sales in April increased 5% from a year ago month and seasonally adjusted sales rose 0.4% from a month ago. Sales data have been distorted ahead of last April sales tax increase.
May 27, 2015 12:19 PM ET
Nikkei average gained for the ninth day in a row and extended rally to a 4.5% advance. The yen dropped to a low not seen since July 2007. Mitsubishi Gas said it plans to spend 9 billion yen to buy back its stock. Seibu Holdings estimated fiscal year profit to jump 10%.
May 26, 2015 9:48 AM ET
Nikkei average extended rally to the eighth day in a row and the benchmark index jumped 4.4% in the longest rally since August. Monex Group said annual operating revenues declined 7%. Kyushu Electric Power jumped 4% after the electric utility said it plans to restart is nuclear reactor in late July.
May 25, 2015 11:09 AM ET
Nikkei average in Tokyo closed higher and April month trade deficit tumbled after exports to the U.S. and the European Union advanced. Takata Corp declined after Mazda said it will recalls vehicles in Australia to fix airbag related problems.
May 25, 2015 10:28 AM ET
Australian market indexes closed higher on Merger Monday. Independence offered to acquire Nickel miner Sirius Resources for $1.8 billion and said it will spin-off the merged asset as a new company.
May 22, 2015 10:21 AM ET
Bank of Japan offered a slightly upbeat assessment of the economic recovery and held its unprecedented monetary stimulus. Stocks rallied for the sixth session in a row. Market capitalization of stocks on the mainboard of TSE closed at a record high after 26 years.
May 21, 2015 10:21 AM ET
Nikkei average in Japan jumped to a new 15-year high for second day in a row and banks, utilities and electronics makers led the gainers. Takata was in focus after the airbag maker faced parts shortages to deal with larger recall.
May 20, 2015 12:05 PM ET
Japan reported better than expected first-quarter economic growth of 0.6% and the U.S. dollar rose to a two-month high. On an annual basis, the GDP increased 2.4%. Nikkei average jumped to a 15-year high. Next Co, the online real estate information provider said annual sales jumped 42%.
May 19, 2015 10:55 AM ET
Market indexes in Tokyo advanced for the third day in a row as corporate earnings stay ahead of expectations and higher pay out ratios of dividend. Investors bid up stocks ahead of the release of March quarter economic growth data on Wednesday.