Indexes Nikkei

  • *China Q4 GDP data tops expectations, lifts mainland stocks. President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration, even as China's economic growth beat expectations and Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen toned down her earlier hawkish policy stance. Financial spreadbetter CMC Markets expected Britain's FTSE 100 to open 0.1 percent higher, and Germany's DAX and...

  • TOKYO, Jan 20- Japanese stocks edged up on Friday as investors covered their short positions, but gains were tempered and volume was low as markets remained cautious before the inauguration of U.S. The Nikkei ended 0.3 percent higher at 19,137.91. For the week, it dropped 0.8 percent.

  • Another crop of encouraging company earnings news also helped lift the market, but investors were mostly focused on events in Washington as Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. Among topics of particular interest to Wall Street, the speech touched on trade and the Trump administration's intention of protecting the U.S. from "the...

  • *Asia ex- Japan stocks down; Nikkei flat. *China 4 Q GDP data tops expectations, aids mainland stocks. President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration, even as China's fourth-quarter economic growth beat expectations and Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen took a less hawkish policy stance.

  • *Asia ex- Japan stocks down 0.1 pct, to end week flat. SINGAPORE, Jan 20- Caution was the name of the game in financial markets on Friday ahead of U.S. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan slipped 0.1 percent, and looked set to end the week flat.

  • *Wall Street falls, European stocks pare losses. NEW YORK, Jan 19- The dollar rose against the euro on Thursday after comments from the European Central Bank chief, while U.S. Oil futures rallied from one-week lows after the International Energy Agency said crude markets were tightening.

  • NEW YORK— The Dow Jones industrial average erased its gains for 2017 on Thursday as it fell for the fifth day in a row, part of a pullback for stock indexes as Treasury yields continued their upward march. Losses were widespread, with three stocks falling on the New York Stock Exchange for every one that rose. Utilities, real-estate investment trusts and others that...

  • *Wall Street to follow European, Asian shares lower. LONDON, Jan 19- The dollar bounced back, Asian and European shares slipped and government bond yields soared to multi-week highs on Thursday after U.S. central bank chief Janet Yellen signaled a path of steady interest rate increases for the world's largest economy. The European Central Bank was set to meet as...

  • *Asian shares slip, Japan bucks trend. LONDON, Jan 19- The dollar rebounded, Asian shares slipped and government bond yields soared to multi-week highs on Thursday after U.S. central bank chief Janet Yellen signalled a path of steady interest rate increases for the world's largest economy. The European Central Bank was set to meet as the euro recovered some of the...

  • TOKYO, Jan 19- Asian shares slipped on Thursday and the dollar rebounded after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen signaled that the U.S. central bank is poised to pursue a path of steady interest rate hikes. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan slumped 0.3 percent. On Wall Street overnight, stronger financial shares helped push up the S&P...

  • TOKYO, Jan 19- Japan's Nikkei share average rebounded from a six-week low on Thursday, with financial stocks cheered by the rise in U.S. bond yields after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen signaled a solid pace of interest rate hikes. The Nikkei rose 0.9 percent to 19,072.25, rebounding from six-week lows of 18,650.33 touched on Wednesday.

  • TOKYO— World stocks were meandering in sluggish trading on Thursday as investors awaited the inauguration of Donald Trump as U.S. president. But Britain's FTSE 100 edged less than 0.1 percent lower to 7,244.22. Uncertainties over future U.S. trade policy deepened after Trump's nominee for commerce secretary, billionaire investor Wilbur Ross, slammed China...

  • *Rise in U.S. bond yields after Yellen lifts financials. TOKYO, Jan 19- Japan's Nikkei share average rebounded from a six-week low on Thursday, with financial stocks cheered by the rise in U.S. bond yields after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen signalled a solid pace of interest rate hikes. President-elect Donald Trump on Friday, Toshiba shares tumbled in heavy...

  • TOKYO, Jan 19- Toshiba Corp could post a 700 billion yen loss at its U.S. nuclear reactor business, much bigger than the 500 billion yen it had earlier flagged to investors, Kyodo news agency reported. Toshiba's shares fell 15 percent in Tokyo morning trade compared with a 0.9 percent gain in the benchmark Nikkei 225 index. Trade was suspended earlier in the day...

  • TOKYO, Jan 19- Asian shares edged lower on Thursday and the dollar rebounded after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen hinted that interest rates in the United States could rise quickly this year. Yellen said in a speech to the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on Wednesday that holding off too long to begin raising rates could "risk a nasty...

  • The S&P 500 rose 4 points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,271.89. Slightly more stocks rose on the New York Stock Exchange than fell. The S&P 500 is up 6.2 percent since Donald Trump's surprise victory of the White House, driven higher by expectations for lower corporate taxes and less regulation.

  • Germany's DAX rose 0.1 percent to 11,554.09 and Britain's FTSE 100 climbed 0.2 percent to 7.232. 39. One factor behind the currency fluctuations was British Prime Minister Theresa May's speech about Britain's pending departure from the European Union, which soothed investors following months of uncertainty about the plan for an exit following the June...

  • TOKYO, Jan 18- Japanese stocks rose on Wednesday after recovering from five-week lows as the yen weakened against the dollar and helped restore investor sentiment. The dollar added 0.6 percent to 113.32 yen, after hitting a seven-week low of 112.57 yen. Investors are awaiting Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's speech on monetary policy for any hints on the...

  • TOKYO, Jan 18- Japanese stocks turned positive and recovered from five-week lows on Wednesday afternoon as the yen weakened against the dollar, which helped restore investor sentiment. The Nikkei share average rose 0.5 percent to 18,902.38 in late afternoon trade, compared to its intraday low of 18,650.33 hit in the morning, its lowest level since Dec. 9.

  • TOKYO, Jan 18- Japanese stocks fell to five-week lows on Wednesday, hurt by the yen's rapid appreciation and as investors were cautious ahead of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday. Tokyo's bank sub-index shed 1.7 percent, hitting its lowest level since Dec. 1.