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Tokyo stocks close down 0.97pc, Nikkei 225 index ended down 141.28 points

April 24, 2014 - 07:23
Tokyo stocks closed down 0.97 percent on Thursday as US President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe failed to announce any breakthrough in negotiations over a huge trans-Pacific trade deal. (
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Tokyo stocks close up 1.09pc, Nikkei 225 index closed 157.50 points

April 23, 2014 - 07:49
Tokyo stocks ended 1.09 percent higher Wednesday, buoyed by another day of gains on Wall Street and as railway and hotels giant Seibu Holdings rose nearly 11 percent on its return to the Japanese market. (
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Nikkei falls in thin trade on caution over earnings, Ukraine

April 22, 2014 - 07:20
Tokyo shares dropped on Tuesday, unable to maintain earlier gains, on caution over upcoming Japanese corporate earnings reports and tensions in Ukraine. (Reuters)
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Tokyo stocks end lower after wiping out gains

April 21, 2014 - 11:14
Stocks failed to sustain their earlier strength supported by the yen's weakness and ended lower on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Monday. (The Japan News)
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Tokyo stocks close up 0.68pc, Nikkei 225 index added 98.74 points

April 18, 2014 - 07:52
Tokyo stocks rose 0.68 percent in quiet trade Friday as a weaker yen boosted exporter shares following a mixed session on Wall Street. (
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Asia stocks subdued, Nikkei weak on profit taking

April 17, 2014 - 07:28
Asian stock markets were subdued on Thursday, with Japan's Nikkei faltering as investors locked in profits after a strong rally. (AP)
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Nikkei surges, SoftBank jumps on Alibaba earnings

April 16, 2014 - 07:36
Japan's Nikkei share average surged on Wednesday after a better performance on Wall Street the day before and comments from Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso that the market took to suggest more stock buying by the government's pension fund. (Reuters)
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Nikkei recovers from six-month lows as solid U.S. data, weak yen soothe sentiment

April 15, 2014 - 07:49
Japanese stocks rebounded from six-month lows on Tuesday after strong U.S. retail sales data helped calm nerves amid the backdrop of an escalating crisis in Ukraine, pulling the yen down and supporting exporters. (Reuters)
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Nikkei ends lower

April 14, 2014 - 07:53
Tokyo stocks slipped 0.36 percent Monday, weighed by losses on Wall Street last week and the yen's rise as tensions in Ukraine escalate. (The Standard)
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Tokyo shares end worst week since 2011 earthquake

April 11, 2014 - 08:19
Tokyo stocks ended their worst single week since the disastrous earthquake-induced fall of three years ago, hurt by a combination of Wall Street weakness, foreign selling and an earnings forecast cut by influential apparel seller Fast Retailing. (Wall Street Journal)
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Nikkei ends flat as weak China data offsets Fed optimism

April 10, 2014 - 07:26
Japanese stocks ended flat in lacklustre trade on Thursday after disappointing China trade data erased early gains made when minutes from the U.S. Federal Reserve's monetary meeting eased worries over the timing of rate hikes. (Reuters)
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Nikkei slides 2.1 pct to 3-week low after BOJ quells stimulus hopes

April 9, 2014 - 07:48
Japanese stocks stumbled 2.1 percent to a three-week low on Wednesday after the Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda raised doubts over whether the central bank will ease its policy stance anytime soon, sending the yen higher. (Reuters)
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Tokyo stocks down for 3rd day in row

April 8, 2014 - 09:12
Share prices in Tokyo closed lower for the 3rd trading day in a row on Tuesday. Cautious views about the US economic outlook prompted investors to sell off their stocks. (NHK)
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Tokyo shares end 1.69pc lower, Nikkei-225 index lost 254.92 points

April 7, 2014 - 08:01
Tokyo stocks fell 1.69 percent Monday following a heavy sell-off on Wall Street, while the yen strengthened against the dollar, denting exporter shares. (
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Nikkei slips from 3-week high; BOJ stimulus bets limit losses

April 4, 2014 - 06:59
Japanese shares eased off a three-week high on Friday on caution before the release of US jobs data, but speculation that the Bank of Japan may adopt more stimulus next week underpinned shares of real estate and brokerage firms. (Economic Times)
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Nikkei rises to 3-week high on China hopes, weak yen after solid US data

April 3, 2014 - 06:42
Japanese stocks rose to a three-week high on Thursday, helped by gains in construction equipment makers on news China is taking steps to stimulate its economy, and as the dollar hit a 10-week high to the yen after solid US economic data. (Economic Times)
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Tokyo stocks close up 1.04pc

April 2, 2014 - 07:31
Tokyo shares rose 1.04 percent Wednesday, tracking a rally on Wall Street following solid manufacturing data and a Federal Reserve assurance of support for the US economy. (
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Nikkei drops as BOJ tankan disappoints, utility shares underperform

April 1, 2014 - 08:09
Japan's Nikkei share average fell on Tuesday, retreating from a three-week high, as sentiment was hit by a sombre business confidence survey and as utilities tumbled on a report that Hokkaido Electric Power Co will get a capital infusion from a state-owned lender. (Reuters)
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Nikkei hits 3-week high on soft yen, but posts worst quarter in seven

March 31, 2014 - 07:10
Japan's Nikkei share average hit a three-week closing high on Monday, with exporters leading the way on a weaker yen, but The index posted its worst quarterly performance in nearly two years. (Reuters)
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Nikkei climbs to 2-week high but Yahoo Japan tumbles on eAccess buy

March 28, 2014 - 06:50
Japanese stocks rose to two-week highs on Friday in choppy trade ahead of the approaching fiscal year-end, while Yahoo Japan Corp dived on questions over strategy following news it will buy mobile network operator eAccess from SoftBank Corp. (Reuters)
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