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Tokyo stocks jump 1.75% at open
19th December 2014 Tokyo stocks jump 1.75% at open TOKYO: – Tokyo stocks leapt 1.75 percent at the open on Friday following sharp gains on Wall Street and a stronger dollar against the yen. The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange climbed 300.96 points to...
Tokyo stocks up 1.92% by break
19th December 2014 Tokyo stocks up 1.92% by break TOKYO:- Tokyo stocks jumped 1.92 percent Friday morning following sharp gains on Wall Street, while the dollar rose against the yen ahead of the conclusion of a Bank of Japan (BoJ) policy meeting. The Nikkei 225 index at...
BoJ strikes more upbeat view on economy, holds off fresh measures
19th December 2014 BoJ strikes more upbeat view on economy, holds off fresh measures TOKYO: – The Bank of Japan on Friday struck a slightly more upbeat view of the world’s number three economy, saying exports were showing signs of picking up while factory output has started to “bottom out”. The comments...
Heavy snow kills 3, disrupts travel in Japan
18th December 2014 Heavy snow kills 3, disrupts travel in Japan TOKYO: – At least three people have died in heavy snow that has blanketed swathes of Japan, reports said Thursday, with up to two metres (6ft 7ins) lying in some places and more forecast. Two elderly women were...
RugbyU: Force sign Japanese international Yamada
18th December 2014 RugbyU: Force sign Japanese international Yamada SYDNEY:- Dynamic Japanese international Akihito Yamada has signed for Australian Super 15 team Western Force, the club said on Thursday. The try-scoring winger has been recruited for the 2015 season on a one-year contract. He currently plays for...
Tokyo stocks open up 1.92% higher
18th December 2014 Tokyo stocks open up 1.92% higher TOKYO: – Tokyo stocks opened 1.92 percent higher on Thursday, buoyed by the dollar’s jump against the yen and gains on Wall Street. The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange was up 323.22 points at 17,142.95...
Tokyo stocks jump 2.55% by break
18th December 2014 Tokyo stocks jump 2.55% by break TOKYO: – Tokyo stocks jumped 2.55 percent on Thursday morning, boosted by a rally on Wall Street and a weaker yen after the US Federal Reserve indicated interest rates would be hiked by mid-2015. The Nikkei 225 index...
Tokyo stocks jump 2.55% by break
18th December 2014 Tokyo stocks jump 2.55% by break TOKYO: – Tokyo stocks jumped 2.55 percent on Thursday morning, boosted by a rally on Wall Street and a weaker yen after the US Federal Reserve indicated interest rates would be hiked by mid-2015. The Nikkei 225 index...
Japan trade deficit shrinks again November, but exports weak
17th December 2014 Japan trade deficit shrinks again November, but exports weak TOKYO: – Japan’s trade deficit in November shrank by nearly a third from a year ago, helped by higher exports and falling oil bills, although the volume of shipments to foreign markets remained weak, official data showed Wednesday....
Abe pledges Japan constitution rewrite after election win
15th December 2014 Abe pledges Japan constitution rewrite after election win by Shingo ITO TOKYO: – Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday he would work to convince voters of the need to revise Japan’s pacifist constitution the day after scoring a thumping election victory. The premier, who was re-elected...
Football: Japan squad for Asian Cup
15th December 2014 Football: Japan squad for Asian Cup TOKYO: – Japan coach Javier Aguirre on Monday named a 23-man squad for next month’s Asian Cup in Australia: Goalkeepers – Eiji Kawashima (Standard Liege, Belgium), Masaaki Higashiguchi (Gamba Osaka), Shusaku Nishikawa (Urawa Reds) Defenders – Yuto Nagatomo...
Japan business confidence down in December quarter: BoJ
15th December 2014 Japan business confidence down in December quarter: BoJ TOKYO: – Confidence among major Japanese manufacturers edged down in the three months to December, a quarterly central bank survey showed Monday, underscoring the lacklustre state of the world’s third largest economy. The Bank of Japan’s closely watched...
Tokyo stocks down 1.31% by noon
15th December 2014 Tokyo stocks down 1.31% by noon TOKYO: – Tokyo stocks dropped 1.31 percent Monday morning as investors shrugged off Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s widely expected weekend election win and focussed on drops on Wall Street and lower oil prices. The Nikkei 225 index at...
Tokyo stocks close up 0.66%
12th December 2014 Tokyo stocks close up 0.66% TOKYO: – Tokyo stocks closed 0.66 percent higher Friday, with exporters lifted by a weaker yen as investor sentiment was boosted by a strong US retail sales report. The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange gained...
Tokyo stocks close up 0.66%
12th December 2014 Tokyo stocks close up 0.66% TOKYO:- Tokyo stocks closed 0.66 percent higher Friday, with a weaker yen lifting exporters as a strong US retail sales report boosted investor sentiment. The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange gained 114.18 points to close...
Tokyo stocks up 1.26% by break
12th December 2014 Tokyo stocks up 1.26% by break TOKYO: – Tokyo stocks rose 1.26 percent Friday morning, with exporters lifted by a weaker yen as investor sentiment was boosted by a strong US retail sales report. The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange gained...
Tokyo shares end down 0.89%
11th December 2014 Tokyo shares end down 0.89% TOKYO: – Tokyo stocks fell 0.89 percent Thursday, with exporters hurt by a stronger yen and as investors booked year-end profits. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange, which lost three percent over the previous...
Tokyo stocks open 1.33% lower
11th December 2014 Tokyo stocks open 1.33% lower TOKYO: – Tokyo stocks opened 1.33 lower on Thursday with risk aversion boosting the yen against the dollar, hitting Japanese exporters. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange, which lost three percent over the past...
Tokyo stocks down 0.95% by break
11th December 2014 Tokyo stocks down 0.95% by break TOKYO: – Tokyo stocks fell 0.95 percent Thursday morning as exporters lost ground on a yen that has firmed in recent days. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange, which lost three percent over the...
Tokyo stocks open down 1.07%
10th December 2014 Tokyo stocks open down 1.07% TOKYO: – Tokyo shares opened 1.07 percent lower on Wednesday following a global stocks rout on worries ranging from tightened Chinese lending rules to political uncertainty in Greece. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange...
Tokyo stocks close 0.68% lower
9th December 2014 Tokyo stocks close 0.68% lower TOKYO:- Tokyo stocks closed 0.68 percent lower on profit taking Tuesday after racking up seven successive gains, while Wall Street retreated from record highs. The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange, which closed at a fresh...
Japanese right muzzling liberal media: analysts
9th December 2014 Japanese right muzzling liberal media: analysts by Kyoko HASEGAWA TOKYO:- A chill wind is blowing through Japan’s media as a resurgent right pressures the country’s liberal voices, in what analysts say presents a threat to democracy as voters head to the polls for a...
Ex-brokerage exec gets suspended sentence in Olympus cover-up
8th December 2014 Ex-brokerage exec gets suspended sentence in Olympus cover-up TOKYO:- A former brokerage executive who helped camera giant Olympus cover up years of huge financial losses was given a suspended jail sentence on Monday. Tokyo District Court gave Akio Nakagawa, 64, an 18-month sentence, suspended for three...
Japan revises July-September GDP contraction to 0.5% shrinkage
8th December 2014 Japan revises July-September GDP contraction to 0.5% shrinkage TOKYO:- Japan’s economy contracted more than initially thought in the July-September quarter, revised official data showed Monday, confirming the world’s third largest economy sank into a recession. The economy contracted 0.5 percent quarter-on-quarter, worse than the 0.4 percent...
Dollar up in Asia after positive Fed report on US economy
4th December 2014 Dollar up in Asia after positive Fed report on US economy TOKYO:- The dollar on Thursday edged closer to 120 yen after the Federal Reserve published an upbeat outlook on the US economy, while the euro was mixed ahead of a European Central Bank policy meeting. In Tokyo the...
Easy victory predicted for PM Abe in Japan vote: polls
4th December 2014 Easy victory predicted for PM Abe in Japan vote: polls TOKYO:- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling party is on course for a landslide win in the December 14 general election, opinion polls published Thursday showed. His Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) could sweep more than 300 of the...
 
 
 



 
 
 



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