Indexes Nikkei

  • LONDON, Sept 23- Global investors pulled $7.4 billion from equity funds in the week to Wednesday, the largest outflow in around three months, as uncertainty over U.S. and Japanese monetary policy unnerved stocks, Bank of America Merrill Lynch said on Friday. A spike higher in longer-dated bond yields had caused yield curves in the United States, Japan and Germany...

  • *Asian shares steady but near 14- month high. S&P enjoys biggest 2- day rally in 2 months. LONDON, Sept 23- Stock markets were on course for their biggest weekly gain in two months on Friday after a week of central bank meetings which left investors still unconvinced that U.S. policymakers intend to put an end to an era of ultra-low interest rates.

  • MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan ticked up 0.15 percent, driven by gains in Australia, and within sight of its highest levels since July 2015 that it hit in early September. Japan's Nikkei dipped 0.3 percent, reflecting the yen's gains during Japan's market holiday on Thursday. European share are seen opening little changed, with...

  • TOKYO, Sept 23- Japan's Nikkei share average edged down on Friday as investors took profits on financial stocks such as banks and insurers that had soared in the previous session, while worries about a stronger yen dented sentiment. The Nikkei fell 0.3 percent to 16,754.02. For the week, the benchmark gave up 0.3 percent.

  • France's CAC 40 shed 0.7 percent to 4,479.85 and Germany's DAX lost 0.3 percent to 10,647.05. Britain's FTSE 100 slipped 0.3 percent to 6,892.35. QUOTEWORTHY: "Global monetary policy is set to remain easy for some time yet," Shane Oliver, head of investment strategy at AMP Capital in Sydney, said in a report.

  • TOKYO, Sept 23- Asian shares held near 14- month highs on Friday on revived bets the Federal Reserve is settling into a phase of very gradual interest rate rises while Japanese bond yields fell after the Bank of Japan's new policy scheme. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was steady and within sight of its highest levels since July 2015...

  • TOKYO, Sept 23- Japan's Nikkei share average edged down on Friday morning as investors took profits on financial stocks that had soared in the previous session, and worries about a stronger yen kept the market on edge. The share market re-opened after a national holiday in Japan on Thursday, when the dollar tumbled to a nearly four-week low of 100.10 yen in...

  • TOKYO, Sept 23- Japan's Nikkei share average edged down on Friday morning as investors took profits on financial stocks that had soared in the previous session, and worries about a stronger yen kept the market on edge. The share market re-opened after a national holiday in Japan on Thursday, when the dollar tumbled to a nearly four-week low of 100.10 yen in...

  • TOKYO, Sept 23- Asian shares edged closer to 14- month highs on Friday while the dollar was on the defensive as investors grew more convinced that the Federal Reserve is settling into a phase of very gradual interest rate hikes. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was steady and within sight of its highest levels since July 2015 that it hit...

  • London's FTSE 100 advanced 0.5 percent to 6,866.30. On Wednesday, the CAC 40 climbed 0.8 percent, the DAX gained 0.7 percent and the FTSE rose 0.2 percent. Benchmarks in Taiwan, New Zealand and Indonesia also rose, while Singapore declined.

  • NEW YORK— U.S. stocks climbed Wednesday as investors were relieved that the Federal Reserve once again left interest rates unchanged. That sent dividend-paying stocks higher, while energy companies jumped with the price of oil. "If we had not received these mixed messages, I don't think anybody would have been surprised," said Sam Stovall, U.S. equity strategist...

  • LONDON, Sept 21- Asian stock market gains on the back of a rally in Tokyo boosted emerging equities half a percent on Wednesday as investors digested the Bank of Japan's latest policy moves and waited for the U.S. But Asian stocks tracked their Japanese counterparts higher, with Hong Kong, Seoul and Taipei markets all rising more than. But currencies across Asia...

  • TOKYO, Sept 21- Japanese stocks rose nearly 2 percent on Wednesday after the Bank of Japan overhauled its monetary policy, potentially easing pressure on banks and insurers. The benchmark Nikkei average ended up 1.9 percent, its biggest one-day percentage rise since Aug. 29, at 16,807.62 points. "The central bank's decision to keep the 0.1 negative interest rate...

  • *Japan stocks lift Asia after BOJ overhauls policy. HONG KONG, Sept 21- Japanese stocks rallied and lifted Asian equities on Wednesday, while the yen weakened after the Bank of Japan surprised markets by adopting a target for long-term interest rates in an overhaul of its massive monetary stimulus program. Financial markets gave the announcement an initial...

  • TOKYO— World stocks rose Wednesday after Japan's central bank rejiggered its stimulus policies to have a greater influence over long-term interest rates and as investors looked ahead to the Federal Reserve's policy meeting. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX rose 1.3 percent to 10,524 and the FTSE 100 of Britain added 0.4 percent to 6,854. France's CAC 40 climbed...

  • *Asia ex Japan stocks add gains. *Japan stocks jump on expectations of more ETF led buying. Financial markets gave the announcement an initial thumbs up with MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan extending its gains to be up 0.35 percent on the day compared to 0.23 percent earlier.

  • Ahead of the decision, MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was flat, perched at its highest levels since Sept. 12. Markets in Hong Kong and Japan led early losers. "The greatest risk for the BOJ is a failure to reach a consensus decision that will meet the raised inflationary expectations of the market and as a result we are short dollar/yen...

  • HONG KONG, Sept 21- Japanese stocks were down in volatile trade for Asian markets as investors nervously waited on the outcome of the Bank of Japan's policy meeting amid growing speculation the central bank might step up its efforts to boost inflation. Ahead of the decision, MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was flat, perched at its...

  • TOKYO, Sept 21- Japan's Nikkei share index fell on Wednesday morning, dragged down by selling in banking and insurance stocks as investors braced for the outcome of the Bank Of Japan's policy meeting. By 0150 GMT the Nikkei had dropped 0.5 percent to 16,405.47. But this time, they think no news is good news, "said Kazuhiro Takahashi, equity strategist at Daiwa...

  • NEW YORK— U.S. stocks inched higher Tuesday in another cautious day of trading as investors kept an eye on central banks in the U.S. and Japan. Drug companies helped health care stocks make some modest gains, while Exxon Mobil fell on reports it's being investigated by securities regulators. Bond yields slipped and the dollar was little changed as investors...