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Indexes Nikkei

  • Toshiba launches probe into potential misconduct in US nuclear deal

    The Japanese electronics giant warns of a $6.3-billion write-down and said its chairman was resigning.

  • LONDON, Feb 15- World stocks hit 21- month peaks on Wednesday and the dollar rose for the 11th straight day, after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen flagged a possible interest rate rise next month during upbeat comments on the U.S. economy. Propelled by record highs on Wall Street, MSCI's benchmark global equity index rose 0.25 percent to 442.4 points, its...

  • BEIJING— Most Asian stock markets rose Wednesday after U.S. benchmarks hit new highs and Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen said the U.S. central bank could raise interest rates as soon as next month. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index rose 1 percent to 19,437.98 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng jumped 1.1 percent to 24,961.29. General Motors jumped 4.8 percent...

  • TOKYO, Feb 15- Japan's Nikkei share average rose near six-week highs touched earlier in the week on Wednesday, as shares of insurers soared after comments from U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen boosted U.S. and global bond yields. The Nikkei gained 1 percent to 19,437.98, near Monday's intraday high of 19,519.44.

  • TOKYO, Feb 15- Asian stocks scaled 19- month peaks on Wednesday, helped by a record-setting night on Wall Street after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen flagged a possible interest rate rise next month, keeping the dollar near three-week highs. Spreadbetters saw the boon for equities continuing in Europe, predicting a higher open for Britain's FTSE, Germany's...

  • TOKYO, Feb 15- Asian stocks scaled 19- month peaks on Wednesday thanks to a record-setting night on Wall Street after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen flagged a possible interest rate hike next month, keeping the dollar in pole position near three-week highs. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.8 percent, rising to its highest...

  • TOKYO, Feb 15- Japanese stocks rose on Wednesday morning as the dollar jumped after U.S. Yellen told the U.S. Senate Banking Committee the central bank will likely need to raise interest rates at one of its upcoming meetings. "The market takes heart from Yellen's comment and such positive sentiment will likely last throughout the day," said Takuya Takahashi, a...

  • TOKYO, Feb 15- Asian stocks rose early on Wednesday as Wall Street set record highs overnight after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen spoke in support of an interest rate hike next month, while the dollar hovered near three-week highs. Yellen's comments boosted U.S. bank stocks, helping push Wall Street indexes to record highs overnight. The rise in U.S. stocks...

  • TOKYO— Stock markets in Europe and Asia were subdued Tuesday as investors awaited comments by Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen for signs on the pace of interest rate increases in the world's largest economy. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX was flat at 11,774 and the CAC40 of France was up 0.1 percent at 4,892. The FTSE 100 of Britain was also 0.1 percent higher, at...

  • TOKYO, Feb 14- Japanese stocks fell more than 1 percent on Tuesday, with investor sentiment soured after Toshiba Corp delayed its earnings release, including details of a multibillion dollar charge related to cost overruns at its U.S. nuclear arm. The mood was also hurt by the dollar's weakening after President Donald Trump's national security adviser Michael...

  • *China inflation picks up, lessens global deflation danger. SYDNEY, Feb 14- Asian shares inched to 19- month highs on Tuesday as the potential for economic stimulus in the United States underpinned the dollar, bond yields and Wall Street stocks. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan edged up 0.2 percent, trying for its fifth straight session...

  • TOKYO, Feb 14- Japanese stocks dropped on Tuesday afternoon, with Toshiba Corp's diving after it delayed its earnings release, including details of a multibillion dollar charge related to cost overruns at its U.S. nuclear arm. Toshiba's stock nosedived more than 9 percent in early afternoon after it announced during the midday market recess that it would delay...

  • *China inflation picks up, lessens global deflation danger. SYDNEY, Feb 14- Asian shares inched to 19- month highs on Tuesday as the potential for economic stimulus in the United States lifted the dollar, bond yields and Wall Street stocks. Helping sentiment was data showing consumer and producer prices were rising in China and thus reducing the danger of...

  • SYDNEY, Feb 14- Asian shares inched to 19- month highs on Tuesday as the potential for economic stimulus in the United States lifted the dollar, bond yields and Wall Street stocks. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan edged up 0.1 percent, trying for its fifth straight session of gains. Wall Street indexes hit historic peaks on Monday, with...

  • *Europe, Asia follow Wall Street's lead. Following on from Friday's record high closes on Wall Street, Asian stocks rallied to 1-1/ 2- year peaks and a broad measure of pan-European stocks hit its highest since late 2015.. Investors were also comforted by the two-day U.S.- Japan summit held over the weekend apparently having ended smoothly without President...

  • *Europe, Asia follow Wall Street's lead. Following on from Friday's record high closes on Wall Street, Asian stocks rallied to 1-1/ 2- year peaks and European stocks rose for the fifth consecutive session on Monday, their longest winning stretch for two months. Investors were also comforted by the two-day U.S.- Japan summit held over the weekend apparently...

  • TOKYO, Feb 13- Asian stocks rallied to 1-1/ 2- year highs on Monday, helped by renewed hopes over U.S. "The global economy seems fairly sound now, compared to last year, as China is supporting its economy through fiscal measures. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan gained 0.3 percent, with resource-related stocks in Australia leading the...

  • BEIJING— Asian stock markets rose Monday after Wall Street hit a new high and a meeting between President Donald Trump and Japan's prime minister appeared to soothe tensions over trade and currency. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index advanced 0.5 percent to 3,212.94 and Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index gained 0.4 percent to 19,459.15.

  • TOKYO, Feb 13- Japanese government bonds edged lower on Monday, though yields were still well shy of recent highs after the Bank of Japan's move last week to keep rising superlong rates in check. The benchmark 10- year JGB yield rose 1 basis point to 0.090 percent, while 10- year JGB futures finished down 0.07 point at 149.85. "It's a quiet market, currently," compared to...

  • TOKYO, Feb 13- Japan's Nikkei share average rose to more than two-week highs on Monday, helped by Wall Street breaking records, a weaker yen and relief that talks between U.S. President Donald Trump and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe yielded no negative surprises. The Nikkei gained 0.4 percent to 19,459.15, its highest closing since Jan. 27.