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Tokyo stocks up 1.48% by break

Tokyo shares jumped 1.48 percent Wednesday morning, tracking a rally on Wall Street which was lifted by solid economic data and Federal Reserve reassurance of support for the recovering US economy. The headline Nikkei 225 index rose 219.44 points to 15,011.43 by the break, while the Topix index of all first-section shares added 1.22 percent, or 14.74 points, to 1,218.99 bur-pb/jw

Tokyo stocks up 1.48% by break

Tokyo shares jumped 1.48 percent Wednesday morning, tracking a rally on Wall Street which was lifted by solid economic data and Federal Reserve reassurance of support for the recovering US economy. The headline Nikkei 225 index rose 219.44 points to 15,011.43 by the break, while the Topix index of all first-section shares added 1.22 percent, or 14.74 points, to 1,218.99 bur-pb/jw

Tokyo stocks close down 0.24%

Tokyo stocks fell 0.24 percent on profit-taking Tuesday, despite a pick-up in Japanese business confidence and as the country ushered in its first sales tax hike in years. The benchmark Nikkei-225 index lost 35.84 points to finish at 14,791.99, but the Topix index of all first-section shares edged up 0.11 percent, or 1.36 points, to 1,204.25. The Nikkei's decline ended a four-day rally which saw the headline index gain more than 3.0 percent over last week.

Tokyo stocks close down 0.24%

Tokyo stocks fell 0.24 percent on profit-taking Tuesday, despite a pick-up in Japanese business confidence and as the country ushered in its first sales tax hike in years. The benchmark Nikkei-225 index lost 35.84 points to finish at 14,791.99, but the Topix index of all first-section shares edged up 0.11 percent, or 1.36 points, to 1,204.25. si/pb

Tokyo stocks down 0.28% by break

Tokyo stocks edged 0.28 percent lower on profit-taking Tuesday morning, despite a pick-up in Japanese business confidence and as the country ushered in its first sales tax hike in years. The benchmark Nikkei-225 index fell 42.16 points to 14,785.67 by the break, while the Topix index of all first-section shares eased 0.29 percent, or 3.51 points, to 1,199.38. si/pb/dan

Tokyo stocks down 0.28% by break

Tokyo stocks edged 0.28 percent lower on profit-taking Tuesday morning, despite a pick-up in Japanese business confidence and as the country ushered in its first sales tax hike in years. The benchmark Nikkei-225 index fell 42.16 points to 14,785.67 by the break, while the Topix index of all first-section shares eased 0.29 percent, or 3.51 points, to 1,199.38. The morning decline followed a four-day Nikkei rally which saw the headline index gain more than 3.0 percent last week.

Tokyo stocks close up 0.90 percent

Tokyo stocks closed 0.90 percent higher Monday, lifted by a weaker yen and bargain-hunting, despite a surprise decline in Japan's factory output. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index added 131.80 points to close at 14,827.83, while the Topix index of all first-section shares rose 1.38 percent, or 16.37 points, to 1,202.89. kh/hg/dan

Tokyo stocks up 0.43% by break

Tokyo stocks rose 0.43 percent Monday morning, with the market lifted by a weaker yen and after Wall Street gained on upbeat US data. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index added 62.91 points to 14,758.94 by the break, while the Topix index of all first-section shares gained 0.58 percent, or 6.86 points, to 1,193.38. bur-pb/jw

Tokyo stocks flat by break

Tokyo stocks were flat Friday morning following a lacklustre performance on Wall Street and as the yen inched higher on upbeat Japanese inflation data. The Nikkei edged up 3.40 points to 14,626.29 by the break, while the Topix inched up 0.05 percent, or 0.63 points, to 1,177.53. bur-pb/dan

Tokyo stocks close up 0.50%

Tokyo stocks clawed back early losses to end 0.50 percent higher Friday after upbeat Japanese inflation data and as fund managers bought shares to boost their portfolios at the end of the fiscal year. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index, which opened 0.32 percent lower, gained 73.14 points to finish at 14,696.03, while the Topix index of all first-section shares rose 0.82 percent, or 9.62 points, to 1,186.52.
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