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Nikkei edges higher, set for best year since 1972

Last Updated: Monday, December 30, 2013, 09:41

The Nikkei advanced 0.3 percent to 16,230.23 in mid-morning trade, on track for a ninth straight day of gains, which would be its longest winning streak since July 2009.

Nikkei retreats from 6-year high, set for best year since 1972

Last Updated: Friday, December 27, 2013, 10:06

Japan`s Nikkei pulled back from a six-year high on Friday as investors took profit with just two trading days left for a year in which the benchmark has risen more than 50 percent.

Nikkei scales more than 6-year high, driven by retail investors

Last Updated: Thursday, December 26, 2013, 09:12

The Nikkei was up 145.99 points at 16,155.98 in mid-morning trade, after closing above 16,000 for the first time since December 2007 on Wednesday.

Nikkei cuts gains after charging above 16,000 for first time in six years

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 13:59

The Nikkei finished up 0.1 percent at 15,889.33, posting its highest closing level in six years for the third session in a row. Earlier, it hit an intraday day high of 16,029.65, its best level since December 2007.

Nikkei outshines Asian shares, clears 2013 peak

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 09:06

Asian markets took cheer on Tuesday after Wall Street rang up more records and upbeat U.S. spending data burnished the outlook for the global economy, with Japan's Nikkei hitting a 2013 high after Tokyo markets opened after a holiday.

Tokyo stocks close 0.62% lower

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 13:00

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index fell 96.25 points to 15,515.06, while the Topix index of all first-section shares slipped 0.47 percent, or 5.88 points, to 1,250.45.

Nikkei rises on stronger dollar after Wall Street jump

Last Updated: Monday, December 09, 2013, 09:23

The headline Nikkei index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange climbed 265.43 points to 15,565.29 shortly after the opening bell.

Nikkei sheds 1.5% as nervous investors await US jobs

Last Updated: Thursday, December 05, 2013, 12:55

The Nikkei ended down 230.45 points at 15,177.49. The index shed 2.2 percent in the previous session, pulling away from Tuesday`s six-year closing high.

Nikkei retreats from six-year closing high

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 12:17

Japan's Nikkei average posted its biggest one-day fall in six weeks on Wednesday, a day after hitting a six-year closing high as investors pocketed gains ahead of the U.S. November jobs report due later this week.

Nikkei scales 6-1/2 month high as yen skids on BOJ speculation, US data

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 03, 2013, 09:26

The dollar hit a six-month high of 103.13 yen, also bolstered by data showing the U.S. Institute for Supply Management`s index of national factory activity rose in November to its best showing since April 2011.

Nikkei pauses on profit-taking, yen hits five-year low vs euro

Last Updated: Friday, November 29, 2013, 09:25

Japanese stocks paused for breath on Friday after hitting their highest closing level in nearly six years in the previous session, and as the yen tumbles are on track for their best November gain since 1998.

Nikkei nears 2013 peak as dollar breaks 100 yen barrier

Last Updated: Friday, November 22, 2013, 10:29

Japanese stocks scaled six-month peaks on Friday as the yen took a spill, though other Asian markets lagged as investors resigned themselves to an inevitable slowdown in US stimulus.