Indexes Nikkei

  • 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.

  • MIXED MARKET: Nearly as many stocks rose on the New York Stock Exchange as fell, despite all three major stock indexes being down. It rose $1.74, or 3.1 percent, to $57.71 after British American Tobacco said it would buy the remaining 57.8 percent of the company that it doesn't already own. British American Tobacco said it will pay $59.64 per share in cash and stock.

  • LONDON, Jan 17- Stocks, bond yields and the dollar fell on Tuesday, while gold rose as investors drew in their horns in response to comments on the dollar from U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and ahead of a speech on Brexit from British Prime Minister Theresa May. In remarks to the Wall Street Journal published on its website late on Monday, however, Trump said U.S....

  • TOKYO, Jan 17- Japan's Nikkei fell to its lowest level in more than a month on Tuesday as a strong yen soured sentiment, while shares of Honda tumbled after it said an air bag made by Takata Corp had ruptured in one of its cars in Japan. The Nikkei share average ended 1.5 percent lower at 18,813.53, the weakest closing level since Dec. 8. Investors were also bracing for a...

  • BEIJING— Global stocks fell further Tuesday after Britain said Prime Minister Theresa May will announce London plans to withdraw completely from the European Union. ASIA'S DAY: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index lost 1.5 percent to 18,813.53 and the Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.2 percent to 3,108.77. BREXIT: The British government said May, in a speech Tuesday,...

  • *May to outline Britain's EU exit plan amid "hard Brexit" fears. TOKYO, Jan 17- The pound hovered near three-month lows versus the dollar on Tuesday and stocks were mostly weaker as investors waited for British Prime Minister Theresa May to lay out plans to exit the European Union amid fears Britain will lose access to the single market. Speadbetters forecast a...

  • TOKYO, Jan 17- Asian stocks and the pound sagged on Tuesday as investors waited for British Prime Minister Theresa May to lay out plans to exit the European Union, which traders fear will see Britain lose access to the bloc's single market. Britain will not seek a Brexit deal that leaves it "half in, half out" of the EU, May will say later in the day, according to her office,...