Nikkei

  • Sensex closes at lowest in over a month; inflation hurts 13-11-2013 10:40 AM

    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...
  • Sensex closes 120 points down; banks, realty stocks take a breather 26-04-2013 10:03 AM

    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 232 pts up on Infosys, RIL support 26-12-2011 09:06 AM

    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 10-11-2011 08:03 AM

    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...
  • Asian shares rise as concerns over Italy ease 09-11-2011 08:04 AM

    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 07-11-2011 07:56 AM

    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...
  • Nikkei falls over 2 pc on Eurozone debt woes 03-11-2011 08:02 AM

    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...
  • Asian markets slip on global jitters 01-11-2011 08:24 AM

    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...
  • Asian stocks up on Europe debt hopes 19-10-2011 08:20 AM

    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...
  • Nikkei slips from 6-wk high, hurt by euro zone doubts 18-10-2011 08:27 AM

    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...
  • Nikkei rises to 6-wk high on earnings, Olympus slides 17-10-2011 08:15 AM

    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...
  • Asian stocks up as Europe tames its debt crisis 13-10-2011 08:48 AM

    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...
  • Nikkei jumps to 3-wk high, resistance looms 11-10-2011 08:40 AM

    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 30-09-2011 08:46 AM

    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...
  • Commodities drop, asian stocks fall on euro crisis 29-09-2011 07:38 AM

    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...
  • Sensex ends 473 points up on global support 27-09-2011 09:37 AM

    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 27-09-2011 07:40 AM

    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...
  • Asian markets drop as investors unload stocks 26-09-2011 08:14 AM

    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....
  • Asian markets fall sharply over recession fears 23-09-2011 08:11 AM

    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...
  • Asian markets stung by Fed pessimism 22-09-2011 09:09 AM

    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...
  • Global stocks on edge ahead of Fed 21-09-2011 02:24 PM

    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...
  • Asian markets higher on hopes of Fed action 21-09-2011 08:19 AM

    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...
  • Nikkei slips after S&P cuts Italy rating 20-09-2011 09:11 AM

    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...
  • Nikkei rises 1.5 pc, financials lead gains 16-09-2011 08:08 AM

    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...
  • Nikkei rises almost 2 per cent on Europe hopes 15-09-2011 08:16 AM

    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...
  • Nikkei opens higher but gains may be temporary 14-09-2011 08:44 AM

    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...
  • Asian markets open higher after US rally 13-09-2011 08:14 AM

    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...
  • Asian stocks firmer but Europe fears linger 07-09-2011 08:30 AM

    Hong Kong: Asian stocks snapped a three-day streak of losses on Wednesday as short-covering helped prop up benchmarks, and the euro edged up against the dollar as traders covered some bets against the common currency after a sharp overnight fall. The Swiss franc plunged nearly 10 percent against the euro...