Friday March 8, 2013
Japan's Nikkei share average ended at a new 53-month high on Friday, as exporters and real estate shares rose helped by bullish US data, a weakening yen, and ongoing optimism aggressive easing will soon be adopted by the Bank of Japan's new leadership.
Thursday March 7, 2013
Japan's Nikkei share average rose above 12,000 on Thursday for the first time in four and a half years, with risk appetite supported by a record high on Wall Street and the prospect of Japan soon adopting an aggressive reflationary monetary policy.
Monday March 18, 2013
Shinzo Abes government is set to nominate Asian Development Bank president Haruhiko Kuroda as Bank of Japan governor, reports said on Monday, sending the dollar surging against the yen.
Friday February 15, 2013
It won't quite be hand-to-hand combat, but 'currency wars' will come to Moscow on Friday as finance officials from the Group of 20 nations spar over Japan's expansive policies that have driven down the value of the yen.
Wednesday February 13, 2013
Asian stock markets rose Wednesday after strong US corporate earnings pushed the Dow Jones industrial average close to its record high.
Wednesday January 23, 2013
Japan's Nikkei share average fell on Wednesday, heading for a third straight day of decline after the Bank of Japan's latest aggressive easing fell short of some expectations for immediate action, triggering profit-taking in exporters such as automakers.
Wednesday May 23, 2012
Asian shares retreated on Wednesday as hopes for fresh measures to tackle euro zone debt faded and caution set in ahead of a meeting of European leaders.