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Foreign investors buying more Japanese shares

June 27, 2014 - 08:10
Foreign investors are buying more Japanese stocks and pushing prices higher. (NHK)
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Nikkei falls to 1 1/2-week low on U.S. growth concerns

June 27, 2014 - 08:09
Japan's Nikkei share average fell to its lowest in 1-1/2 weeks on Friday as investors took profits, while overall sentiment suffered from brewing concerns over a weak U.S. economy and the yen's strength. (Reuters)
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Tokyo stocks close up 0.27%

June 26, 2014 - 07:35
Tokyo stocks have closed 0.27 per cent higher, tracking gains on Wall Street, with investors moving in for bargains following the previous day's sell-off. (
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Nikkei falls to 1-week low, Abe plan gets muted reaction

June 25, 2014 - 07:05
Japan's Nikkei share average fell to a one-week low on Wednesday as investors took profits from recent rallies, while the government's widely-anticipated growth strategy met a muted market reaction. (Reuters)
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Nikkei ekes out thin gains ahead of Abe's growth strategy

June 24, 2014 - 08:30
Japan's Nikkei share average eked out small gains to hit a 5-month closing high on Tuesday, as the focus in domestic markets turned to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's release later in the day of his much-anticipated policy initiatives to boost growth. (Reuters)
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Nikkei hits 5-month closing high on Federal policy hopes, China PMI

June 23, 2014 - 08:01
Japanese shares edged up to a five-month closing high on Monday after an upbeat survey on Chinese manufacturing activity added to the positive mood from the US Federal Reserve's dovish policy stance. (Economic Times)
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Nikkei's 3-day winning streak comes to an end on profit-taking

June 20, 2014 - 13:10
The key Nikkei average snapped its three-day winning streak on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Friday, pressured by profit-taking amid a sense of market overheating after the recent surge. (The Japan News)
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Nikkei ends at nearly 5-month high on hopes for economic recovery

June 19, 2014 - 07:00
The Nikkei stock index rose for the third consecutive day to end at nearly a five-month high Thursday, bolstered by upbeat market sentiment amid speculation U.S. monetary easing will remain in place for some time to back an economic recovery. (Nikkei)
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Tokyo stocks close up 0.93pc, Nikkei 225 index climbed 139.83 points

June 18, 2014 - 07:26
Tokyo stocks closed up 0.93 percent on Wednesday with a stronger dollar supporting exporters, as investors wait for the US Federal Reserve to wrap up a policy meeting later in the day. (
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Tokyo stocks close 0.29pc higher, Nikkei 225 index added 42.68 points

June 17, 2014 - 07:59
Tokyo stocks closed 0.29 percent higher Tuesday on bargain hunting while a weaker yen boosted exporters, despite jitters over the unrest in Iraq. (
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Bank of Japan's bond paralysis seen spreading across markets

June 17, 2014 - 01:38
The Bank of Japan's unprecedented asset purchase program has released a creeping paralysis that is freezing government bond trading, constricting the yen to the tightest range on record and braking stock-market activity. (Bloomberg)
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Nikkei drops on Iraq anxiety; chip-related shares rise on Intel

June 16, 2014 - 07:48
Japanese stocks dropped to a two-week low on Monday as oil prices extended gains as the insurgency in Iraq raised concerns about potential disruption to oil exports, but chip-related firms outperformed on Intel Corp's rosy outlook. (Reuters)
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Tokyo stocks close up 0.83pc on late bargain hunting

June 13, 2014 - 08:03
Tokyo stocks rose 0.83 percent Friday as late bargain-hunting wiped out early losses after Wall Street turned down in concerns over the crisis in Iraq. (
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Nikkei falls to 1 1/2-week low on World Bank''s lower growth forecast

June 12, 2014 - 06:47
Japan`s Nikkei share average fell to a 1 1/2-week low on Thursday after the World Bank`s downward revision of its global growth forecast soured sentiment. (zeenews)
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Nikkei closes at 15,069, up 74 pts

June 11, 2014 - 06:41
Japanese stock market traded in a narrow range after midday and the Nikkei 225 Stock Average closed at 15,069.48, up 74.68 or 0.5%. (
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Tokyo stocks close down 0.85pc

June 10, 2014 - 06:58
Tokyo shares slipped 0.85 percent Tuesday as profit-taking and a stronger yen erased early gains. (
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Nikkei hits three-month closing high

June 9, 2014 - 08:07
Japanese shares climbed to a three-month high on Monday following a solid U.S. May jobs report, with investors rotating into growth-sensitive stocks from defensive ones. (Reuters)
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Tokyo stocks close flat

June 6, 2014 - 06:52
Tokyo stocks have closed flat with investors unmoved by the European Central Bank's launch of unprecedented easing measures to ward off deflation in the eurozone. (
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Nikkei edges up to near three-month closing high

June 5, 2014 - 07:41
Japanese stocks ended at a near three-month high on Thursday as the weak-yen trend supported the mood, but gains were limited as investors took a breather from recent sharp gains ahead of key events such as a U.S. jobs report on Friday. (Reuters)
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Tokyo shares end higher, Asian markets see profit-taking

June 4, 2014 - 08:21
A steadily weakening yen helped Tokyo stocks stage a modest rise Wednesday, even as most other Asian bourses succumbed to a round of profit-taking. (Nikkei)
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