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Tuesday, July 14, 2020



Japanese stocks dip on profit-taking; Fast Retailing caps Nikkei losses

April 10, 2020 10:24 am

The benchmark Nikkei average slipped 0.1 per cent to 19,326.78 by the midday break, despite overnight gains on Wall Street, as investors locked in some recent gains.

Nikkei rises on optimism Olympics likely to only be postponed

March 23, 2020 12:35 pm

The Nikkei average gained 0.5% to 16,633.46 by the midday break, not far though from a 3-1/2-year low of 16,378.94 touched last Tuesday. Earlier in the session, the index rose as much as 1.7%.

Japan shares sink nearly 4% as pandemic fears grow

February 28, 2020 3:17 pm

The benchmark Nikkei average tumbled 3.7% to 21,142.96, its lowest closing level since Sept. 5.

Some Japan investors worry as coronavirus puts question-mark over Tokyo Olympics

February 20, 2020 5:12 pm

The epidemic has killed 2,100 people and appears to be slowing in China this week after authorities took tough measures, but Japan is seeing an increase in the number of new infections, alarming some investors.

Asian shares tick up, aim for second week of gains amid virus scare

February 14, 2020 10:26 am

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan ticked up 0.3 per cent, led by gains in Hong Kong and South Korea. On the week, the pan-regional index was up 1.94 per cent.

Japanese shares dip; Nissan hits 8-yr low as top exec decides to quit

December 25, 2019 12:57 pm

The Nikkei share average ticked down 0.20% to 23,782.87 while the broader Topix lost 0.39% to 1,721.42, with 34 shares declining for every 10 gainers. Nissan Motor fell 3.1% to a low last seen in September 2011 after Jun Seki, its vice chief operating officer and a former contender for CEO, said he was leaving the firm to become the president of Nidec Corp.

In May, services sector activity growth slips to 12-month low: PMI

June 06, 2019 3:50 am

The seasonally-adjusted Nikkei India Services Business Activity Index, published by IHS Markit, hit 50.2 in May, against 51 in April. A reading above 50 suggests expansion, while below it signals contraction.

Nissan to cut global production by 15 per cent: Nikkei

April 19, 2019 10:16 am

Shares in Nissan, mired in a financial misconduct scandal involving Ghosn and the company itself, were trading down 1.2 per cent early on Friday, versus a 0.6 per cent rise in the broader market.

Japan's Nikkei hits nine-month low after Fed's stance dampens mood

December 20, 2018 10:20 am

At the midday break, Japan's Nikkei share average was down 1.7 percent at 20,631.43 after going as low as 20,598.86, its weakest since March 26.

Nikkei tumbles to more than 6-month low after Wall Street rout

October 25, 2018 9:01 am

Wall Street's Wednesday rout jolted the Japanese market. Both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 saw this year's gains disappear on dismal earnings forecasts, while the Nasdaq Composite plunged 4.43 percent.