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Nikkei slides on stronger yen, hazy outlook for Abenomics

Jun 01 2016

TOKYO, June 2 Japanese stocks fell on Thursday morning as a stronger yen threatened to trim corporate profits while risk appetite weakened on global concerns such as the upcoming Brexit vote and domestic worries about the hazy outlook for Japan's economic and fiscal policies.

Nikkei snaps 5-day winning streak as yen firms

Jun 01 2016

TOKYO, June 1 Japanese stocks ended lower on Wednesday, snapping a five-session winning streak, as a stronger yen triggered profit-taking and dimmed the earnings outlook for exporters.

Nikkei rises in choppy trade, event risks temper mood

May 30 2016

TOKYO, May 31 Japanese stocks rose in thin, choppy trade on Tuesday morning as growing expectations of an imminent U.S. interest rate hike helped the dollar hold onto recent gains against the yen, burnishing the profit outlook for Japan's exporters.

Nikkei rises amid prospect of tax hike delay, weaker yen

May 27 2016

TOKYO, May 27 Japanese stocks rose in thin trade on Friday, amid the growing prospect that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe would delay by several years a sales tax hike scheduled to go into effect next April.

Nikkei edges up amid reports of tax-hike delay, weaker yen

May 26 2016

TOKYO, May 27 Japanese stocks rose in thin trade on Friday morning amid steady yen weakness and media reports that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe would delay by two years a sales tax hike scheduled to go into effect in April 2017.

Nikkei edges up in thin, choppy trade

May 26 2016

TOKYO, May 26 Japanese stocks were flat in thin, choppy trade on Thursday as indexes gave up earlier gains due to the yen's rising strength against the dollar, which curbed optimism over the profit outlook for exporters and other shares.

Nikkei edges up but wary of yen volatility

May 25 2016

TOKYO, May 26 Japanese stocks inched higher in choppy trade on Thursday following a rise in oil prices and gains on Wall Street, but indexes remained vulnerable to yen volatility as the currency see-saws against the dollar.

Nikkei rebounds on weaker yen; Sony soars on growth outlook

May 24 2016

TOKYO, May 25 Japanese stocks rebounded on Wednesday morning as exporters received a boost from a stronger dollar following firm U.S. housing data and as growing support for the British campaign to remain in the European Union bolstered global risk appetite.

Nikkei slides on yen worries as investors brace for U.S. data

May 23 2016

TOKYO, May 24 Japanese stocks fell in thin trade on Tuesday morning as the yen's gains on the dollar overnight and indications Tokyo is reluctant to intervene to weaken the currency soured the mood, taking a toll on exporters and other currency-sensitive shares.

Nikkei drops on fears government will proceed with sales tax hike

May 23 2016

TOKYO, May 23 Japanese stocks fell on Monday on fears that the government will proceed with its plan to raise the sales tax next April, risking a further blow to the sluggish economy.

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