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Tokyo stocks close up 0.68%

Tokyo stocks rose 0.68 percent in quiet trade Friday as a weaker yen boosted exporter shares following a mixed session on Wall Street. The Nikkei 225 index added 98.74 points to finish at 14,516.27, while the Topix index of all first-section shares climbed 0.58 percent, or 6.78 points, to 1,173.37. si/pb/lm

Tokyo stocks up 0.60% by break

Tokyo stocks rose 0.60 percent Friday morning as a weak yen boosted exporter shares following a mixed session on Wall Street. The Nikkei 225 index, which closed flat on Thursday, added 86.94 points to 14,504.47 by the break, while the Topix index of all first-section shares climbed 0.30 percent, or 3.45 points, to 1,170.04. bur-pb/dan

World stock markets subdued ahead of holiday, Nikkei flat as investors lock in profits

HONG KONG - World stocks were subdued Thursday ahead of a long weekend for many markets, with Japan's Nikkei faltering as investors locked in profits after a strong rally. Profit taking set in following a sharp rise in Tokyo the day before and as comments from the country's central bank governor left investors unimpressed.

Tokyo stocks close flat after previous day's surge

Tokyo stocks closed flat Thursday, a day after the Nikkei 225 index posted its sharpest rise in two months, while analysts said there were lingering concerns about the impact of this month's sales tax rise in Japan. The benchmark Nikkei -- which soared 3.01 percent on Wednesday -- edged down 0.15 points to 14,417.53, while the Topix index of all first-section shares also closed flat, inching up 0.04 points to close at 1,166.59. kh/pb/ac

Tokyo stocks open down 0.15%

Tokyo stocks opened 0.15 percent lower on Thursday after posting their sharpest rise in two months the previous day. The Nikkei 225 index, which soared 3.01 percent on Wednesday on a weaker yen and bargain hunting on recent drops, slipped 21.73 points to 14,395.95 at the start. "The Nikkei remains somewhat oversold, but could still see profit-taking if it rises to the 14,500 level," said SMBC Nikko Securities general manager of equities Hiroichi Nishi.

Tokyo stocks slip 0.36% by break

Tokyo stocks slipped 0.36 percent Thursday morning, despite a positive lead from Wall Street, after the Japanese market posted its sharpest rise in two months the previous day. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index, which soared 3.01 percent on Wednesday, lost 51.77 points to 14,365.91 by the break, while the Topix index of all first-section shares was down 0.23 percent, or 2.74 points, to 1,163.81. bur-pb/mtp

Tokyo's Nikkei stock index closes 3.01% higher

Tokyo's Nikkei stock index jumped 3.01 percent Wednesday as bargain-buying and a weaker yen lifted the Japanese market, following a rise on Wall Street bolstered by strong US corporate earnings. The benchmark Nikkei 225, which tumbled 7.3 percent last week, added 420.87 points to finish at 14,417.68, while the Topix index of all first-section shares tacked on 2.68 percent, or 30.46 points, to 1,166.55. Bargain-hunting helped drive Tokyo's strong gains, while shares of market heavyweight SoftBank soared 8.50 percent to 7,604 yen.

Tokyo's Nikkei stock index closes 3.01% higher

Tokyo's Nikkei stock index jumped 3.01 percent Wednesday as bargain buying and a weaker yen lifted the Japanese market, following a rise on Wall Street bolstered by strong US corporate earnings. The benchmark Nikkei 225, which tumbled 7.3 percent last week, added 420.87 points to finish at 14,417.68, while the Topix index of all first-section shares tacked on 2.68 percent, or 30.46 points, to 1,166.55. bur-pb/mtp

Tokyo stocks jump 2.26% by break

Tokyo stocks jumped 2.26 percent Wednesday morning with Japanese exporter shares getting a lift from the weaker yen, following a rise on Wall Street bolstered by strong US corporate earnings. The Nikkei 225 index added 316.92 points to 14,313.73 by the break, while the Topix index of all first-section shares climbed 1.92 percent, or 21.79 points, to 1,157.88.

Tokyo stocks close up 0.62%

Tokyo stocks rose 0.62 percent Tuesday after a rally on Wall Street and as the yen weakened against the dollar in response to upbeat US economic data. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index added 86.65 points to finish at 13,996.81, while the Topix index of all first-section shares climbed 0.29 percent, or 3.33 points, to 1,136.09. After heavy losses last week all three main indexes on Wall Street rallied Monday as traders welcomed a solid earnings report from Citigroup and encouraging retail sales data.
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