Nikkei

  • Sensex closes at lowest in over a month; inflation hurts November 13, 2013

    Mumbai: The BSE Sensex fell for a seventh consecutive session on Wednesday to its lowest close in over one month after higher-than-expected retail inflation data raised fears of a third rate hike this year. Among rate-sensitive stocks HDFC Bank Ltd fell 1.9 per cent, while Hero MotoCorp Ltd ended 1.8 per...
  • Sensex closes 120 points down; banks, realty stocks take a breather April 26, 2013

    Mumbai: Key equity benchmarks closed in red on the first day of the new derivatives expiry.Indices have gained over 6 per cent in the last fortnight and seems like traders have lightened their positions in the realty and banking stocks ahead of the monetary policy review on May 3. IT...
  • Sensex ends marginally higher, shrugs off weak manufacturing data April 1, 2013

    Equity benchmarks ended marginally higher on Monday even as macro indicators showed that the economy is yet to turn. The Sensex rose 29 points to close at 18865 and the Nifty gained 22 points to close at 5704. Mid and small cap shares were the star performers of the day....
  • Asian markets rise to a 4-year high as Dow hits another record March 7, 2013

    Tokyo: Japan's Nikkei share average rose above 12,000 on Thursday for the first time in 4.5 years, with risk appetite supported by a record high on Wall Street and the prospect of Japan soon adopting an aggressive reflationary monetary policy. The Nikkei rose 1.1 per cent to 12,060.96 by mid-morning,...
  • Asian stocks rise after Greek vote eases fears June 18, 2012

    Tokyo: Asian stock markets climbed early on Monday after elections in Greece eased fears of global financial turmoil. Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei 225 index was up 2.1 per cent, at 8,749.31. Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 1.8 per cent to 19,578.13. Australia's S&P/ASX200 rose 1.6 per cent to 4,123.30. South Korea's Kospi...
  • Sensex ends 232 pts up on Infosys, RIL support December 26, 2011

    Mumbai: The Sensex staged nice performance on the first day of last week of the year 2011, shooting up over 200 points amid low volumes. Telecom, technology, banks, FMCG and capital goods were major sectors that led the rally. Positive macro data and congress move from the US too lifted...
  • Asian stocks plunge on Europe debt crisis setbacks November 10, 2011

    Bangkok: Setbacks in Europe's efforts to isolate a debt crisis before it blows up into an all-out recession sent Asian stock markets tumbling on Thursday. Japan's Nikkei 225 index fell 2.1 per cent to 8,569.79 while Hong Kong's Hang Seng index plummeted 4.1 per cent to 19,189.30. South Korea's Kospi dropped...
  • Asian shares rise as concerns over Italy ease November 9, 2011

    Tokyo: Asian shares rose and the euro steadied on Wednesday after Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said he would resign, raising hopes the debt-ridden country would proceed with reforms to contain the euro zone's sovereign debt crisis from spreading. MSCI's broadest index of Asia Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.8...
  • Asian shares fall after Greece coalition deal November 7, 2011

    Tokyo: Asian shares struggled on Monday, with investors still nervous despite the formation of a new Greek unity government intent on avoiding imminent debt default. MSCI's broadest index of Asia Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.1 per cent, while Japan's Nikkei stock average .N225 fell 0.5 per cent. US stock index...
  • Nikkei falls over 2 pc on Eurozone debt woes November 3, 2011

    Tokyo: The Nikkei share average fell more than 2 per cent on Wednesday to a three-week low on resurgent fears over the euro zone's debt woes, after Greece's surprise call for a referendum threatened to scupper a bailout plan aimed at containing the crisis. Some investors also sold to square positions...
  • Asian markets slip on global jitters November 1, 2011

    Tokyo: Japan's Nikkei share average fell on Tuesday after the failure of US trading firm MF Global Holdings and fresh worries about Europe raised concerns on the global economic outlook, prompting profit-taking. Panasonic skidded 3.8 per cent after it said on Monday that it expects to post an annual net loss...
  • Asian stocks up on Europe debt hopes October 19, 2011

    Bangkok: Asian stock markets headed upward on Tuesday, with investors emboldened by reports that Germany and France were moving closer toward resolving Europe's debt crisis. Japan's Nikkei 225 index rose 0.6 per cent to 8,789.83 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng index was 0.8 per cent higher at 18,215.17. South Korea's Kospi...
  • Nikkei slips from 6-wk high, hurt by euro zone doubts October 18, 2011

    Tokyo: Japan's Nikkei share average fell more than 1 per cent on Tuesday from a six-week high hit the previous day on concerns that Europe's solution to its debt crisis may not be as fast and comprehensive as some had hoped for. Shares in Olympus , tumbled for a third day...
  • Nikkei rises to 6-wk high on earnings, Olympus slides October 17, 2011

    Tokyo: The Nikkei stock average rose to a six-week high on Monday, tracking US gains on earnings hopes and on expectations that Europe will come up with a plan to contain its debt crisis. Shares of Olympus plunged 22 per cent, extending deep losses on Friday after the company's British former...
  • Asian stocks up as Europe tames its debt crisis October 13, 2011

    Tokyo: Japan's Nikkei stock average rose to a four-week high on Thursday on hopes that Europe will come up with actual measures to support Greece and shore up European banks. Shares of major exporters such as Sony Corp, which were sold off during the market downturn until earlier this month on...
  • Nikkei jumps to 3-wk high, resistance looms October 12, 2011

    Tokyo: The Nikkei share average jumped to a three-week high on Tuesday after Germany and France pledged to deliver a plan to protect banks by the end of month, easing fears that Greece's debt troubles could wreak havoc on the global financial system. Still, many market players doubt that Nikkei...
  • Asia stocks muted after mixed US economic data September 30, 2011

    Bangkok: Asian stocks were mixed Friday following a choppy session on Wall Street as investors struggled to make sense of conflicting reports on the health of the US economy. Japan's Nikkei 225 index rose 0.3 per cent to 8,723.12. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 index fell 0.5 per cent to 3,990.10. Hong Kong's...
  • Commodities drop, asian stocks fall on euro crisis September 29, 2011

    Singapore: Asian shares and commodities fell on Thursday on growing worries that Europe's intractable debt problems will plunge the world economy into a second global financial crisis. Copper fell below $ 7,000 a tonne, gold slipped below $ 1,600 an ounce to stand more than $ 300 below its record high...
  • Sensex ends 473 points up on global support September 27, 2011

    Mumbai: The market snapped four-day losing streak on Tuesday after rallying 500 points intra-day, aided by strong global support and short covering in the most beaten down stocks. Expectation of a well co-ordinated bailout plan for Europe triggered a rally across globe. The 30-share BSE Sensex shot up 472.93 points...
  • Asia stocks gain on hopes for euro zone plan September 27, 2011

    Singapore: Asian shares rose on Tuesday on hopes that euro zone officials will act to corral Greece's debt woes and prevent another full-blown banking crisis, but the euro failed to hold on to all its gains. After three sessions of wild swings on commodities markets, oil and copper rose, but gold...
  • Asian markets drop as investors unload stocks September 26, 2011

    Bangkok: The sell-off in Asian markets continued on Monday, as Europe's prolonged debt crisis and the possibility of a global recession caused investors to flee riskier assets like stocks. Japan's Nikkei 225 index fell 1.6 per cent to 8,421.53. South Korea's Kospi index was 1.4 per cent lower at 1,673.47. Hong...
  • Asian markets fall sharply over recession fears September 23, 2011

    Bangkok: Investors across the globe continued to dump stocks on Friday as weak economic indicators from major nations including China intensified fears of a new recession. In Asia, losses were broad-based but less severe than in the US and Europe. Oil prices stabilized near $81 a barrel after diving to a...
  • Asian markets stung by Fed pessimism September 22, 2011

    Bangkok: Asian stocks headed lower Thursday, stung by a pessimistic assessment of the US economy by the Federal Reserve. Japan's Nikkei 225 slumped 1.6 per cent to 8,598.32 while South Korea's Kospi index slid 2.6 per cent to 1,806.62. Benchmarks in New Zealand, Singapore and Taiwan were also lower. Hong Kong's Hang...
  • Global stocks on edge ahead of Fed September 21, 2011

    Singapore/Hong Kong: European stock index futures fell on Wednesday as investors looked to book some of the previous sessions gains and waited for the end of a Federal Reserve policy meeting expected to announce further steps to stimulate the flagging US economy. The euro was steady after regaining ground lost following...
  • Asian markets higher on hopes of Fed action September 21, 2011

    Bangkok: Asian stocks made headway early on Wednesday as investors fearful of a debt implosion in Europe held onto hopes that the Federal Reserve in would announce measures to jolt the US economy. Japan's Nikkei 225 index was marginally higher at 8,721.98 after the Finance Ministry released trade data showing the...
  • Nikkei slips after S&P cuts Italy rating September 20, 2011

    Tokyo: The Nikkei average fell on Tuesday after Standard & Poor's cut Italy's debt rating and worries about the global impact of continued financial turmoil in the euro zone mounted, but caution ahead of a US Federal Reserve meeting limited losses. S&P downgraded its rating on Italy by one notch to...
  • Nikkei rises 1.5 pc, financials lead gains September 16, 2011

    Tokyo: The Nikkei stock average gained 1.5 per cent, climbing above a recent resistance level, as coordinated action from central banks calmed fears that Europe's financial sector was headed for a credit freeze due to the region's sovereign debt crisis. Financials outperformed, lifting the Nikkei above 8,732, the settlement price for...
  • Nikkei rises almost 2 per cent on Europe hopes September 15, 2011

    Tokyo: The Nikkei average climbed almost 2 per cent on Thursday, moving away from a fresh 2.5 year closing low as investors bought back shares after France and Germany said Greece's place remains in the euro zone. Tech shares also rose and Elpida Memory soared after it said may shift some...
  • Nikkei opens higher but gains may be temporary September 14, 2011

    Hong Kong: Growing worries about weak demand from key trading partners including the US and Europe prompted the Asian Development Bank to announce on Wednesday that it is trimming its forecast for economic growth in developing Asian countries. The ADB said on Wednesday it is lowering its 2011 growth forecast slightly...
  • Asian markets open higher after US rally September 13, 2011

    Wellington: Asian markets opened higher on Tuesday following Monday's late rally on Wall Street. Benchmark oil rose to near $89 a barrel while the dollar slipped against the yen and the euro. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index was up 0.3 per cent at 8,561.97. Australia's S&P/ASX200 index was up 0.6 per...