Tokyo Market

JGBs fall as Nikkei recovers moderately

TOKYO (Dow Jones) -- Japanese long-term government bonds dropped Thursday, as improvement in risk sentiment in the wake of a moderate gain in the benchmark Nikkei Stock Index helped reduce demand for safe-haven assets. The yield on the benchmark 1...

  • Tokyo stocks rise as US indicators boost sentiment

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Tokyo stocks rose Thursday in a rebound triggered by a brightening outlook for the U.S. economy following the release of broadly strong data overnight. The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average ended up 86.99 points, or 0.48 percent, fr...

  • Dollar rises to mid-120 yen on stock market rally, stable US data

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The U.S. dollar rose to the mid-120 yen zone Thursday morning in Tokyo as market players' risk appetite came back on rebounds in global stocks and stable U.S. economic data. At noon, the dollar fetched 120.55-61 yen compared with...

  • Tokyo stocks rise following broadly firm US data

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Tokyo stocks rose on Thursday morning as a brightening outlook on the U.S. economy thanks to firm indicators triggered a rebound after three straight days of decline. The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average gained 257.58 points, or 1....

  • Tokyo stocks climb on US gains, weak yen

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Tokyo stocks rose sharply in early trading Thursday as investor sentiment was boosted by firm gains in U.S. stocks overnight and the yen's weakness against the U.S. dollar. In the first 15 minutes of trading, the 225-issue Nikkei ...

  • Dollar trades in upper 120 yen range in early Tokyo deals

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The U.S. dollar changed hands in the upper 120 yen range early Thursday in Tokyo, up from its level in New York overnight. At 9 a.m., the dollar fetched 120.63-73 yen compared with 120.28-38 yen in New York and 120.05-08 yen in T...

  • Market Scramble

    Swells point to whales resurfacing as Nikkei dips below 18,000

    TOKYO -- Tokyo shares swung widely Wednesday before ending the day slightly down, triggering speculation that public pension funds had stepped into the market. The Nikkei Stock Average started sharply lower, then jumped in the morning, reaching a...

  • All quiet on the monetary front?

    Too soon to count on another shot from Kuroda's bazooka

    TOKYO -- With stocks in retreat and consumer spending down, some Bank of Japan watchers see parallels with last October, when the BOJ unleashed a surprise expansion of its quantitative easing program. But the political leadership's fears of letting t...

  • Dollar rebounds to 120 yen but capped amid lingering China worries

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The U.S. dollar recovered to the 120 yen line Wednesday in Tokyo helped by an early rebound in Tokyo stocks, but its upside later remained capped amid falling stocks and lingering concern about the health of the Chinese economy. ...

  • Tokyo stocks end lower after choppy trading as China fears persist

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Tokyo stocks closed lower following a volatile session Wednesday, as investors remained wary of China's economic woes despite expectations global finance chiefs will act to reassure markets this week. The 225-issue Nikkei Stock A...

  • JGBs fall as stocks recover

    TOKYO--The long-term Japanese government bonds were lower Wednesday, as the stock market recovery helped improve risk sentiment and lowered demand for haven assets. The yield on the benchmark 10-year JGB was up 0.5 basis point at 0.390% as of 060...

  • Dollar temporarily recovers 120 yen on rebound in Tokyo stocks

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The U.S. dollar bounced back Wednesday morning in Tokyo, temporarily rising above the 120 yen line, reflecting a rebound in the Nikkei stock index, but upside remained heavy amid persistent concerns about a slowdown in the Chinese ec...

  • Tokyo stocks rise in choppy morning trading as global policy eyed

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Tokyo stocks were higher at the end of a volatile morning session on Wednesday, as investors went bargain-hunting following Tuesday's steep drop amid expectations global economic policymakers will act to reassure risk-wary marke...

  • Nikkei stock index rebounds after sharp drop in early trading

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The Nikkei stock index marked gains after initially falling sharply in volatile early trading Wednesday, as investor sentiment showed resilience despite steep declines in European and U.S. equity markets overnight. In the first 1...

  • Dollar rises to upper 119 yen in early Tokyo deals

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The U.S. dollar rose to the upper 119 yen range early Wednesday in Tokyo, recouping some of its losses overnight in New York. At 9 a.m., the dollar fetched 119.75-76 yen compared with 119.33-43 yen in New York and 120.05-08 yen i...

  • Volatility continues

    Tokyo stocks plummet again over China worries

    TOKYO -- Japanese stocks plunged again Tuesday amid worries over the Chinese economy, sliding far more sharply than other Asian shares. The Nikkei Stock Average declined 724.79 points -- the third-largest drop this year -- or 3.84% to close at 18...

  • Japanese equities

    Minebea shares hit 1-year low amid Chinese smartphone slump

    TOKYO -- Minebea's stock price tumbled 5% Tuesday as slowing smartphone sales in China sparked concern that demand for the company's mainstay components for the devices will weaken. The Japanese manufacturer's shares closed at an intraday low of ...

  • Growth investment

    Hitachi Metals beefing up capacity for aircraft components

    TOKYO -- Hitachi Metals will spend 15 billion yen ($122 million) to expand its domestic production capacity for aircraft components made of special alloys, as part of efforts to sharpen focus on the high-growth field. In March the company set up ...

  • Market Scramble

    'Stormy September' arrives in Japan amid dearth of buyers

    TOKYO -- Japanese shares were hit by another wave of selling on the first day of September, with the Nikkei Stock Average tumbling 724 points. Hopes for a third consecutive winning September are already dimming, given that investors have built up lon...

  • Safe asset popularity

    10-year Japanese government bond draws brisk demand amid stock slump

    TOKYO -- A 10-year Japanese government bond auction drew strong interest Tuesday as investors shifted funds away from high-risk assets amid the global financial market turmoil. The lowest successful bid came to 99.78 yen, topping a 99.74 yen fore...