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.
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.
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.
Last Updated: Monday, December 02, 2013, 09:56
Asian shares edged lower and the dollar gave up some of its recent gains against the yen on Monday, as investors cautiously awaited key U.S. data this week and took heart from a decent reading on China manufacturing.
Last Updated: Friday, November 29, 2013, 17:21
However, there were few catalysts to drive trade, with Wall Street closed on Thursday for the Thanksgiving holiday.
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.
Last Updated: Thursday, November 28, 2013, 08:51
A soft October durable goods report was the only dent to an otherwise upbeat set of figures.
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.
Last Updated: Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 18:45
Tokyo fell 0.33 percent, or 50.48 points, to 15,076.08, Sydney lost 0.84 percent, or 45.2 points, to end at a five-week low of 5,307.7, and Seoul fell 0.71 percent, or 14.40 points, to 2,017.24.
Last Updated: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 09:32
Japan's Nikkei share average stepped back from six-month highs on Tuesday morning, with a bounce in the yen denting exporters while financials retreated after their recent earnings-led rally.
Last Updated: Monday, November 18, 2013, 08:46
Asian share markets crept cautiously higher on Monday, encouraged both by the prospect of extended stimulus in the United States and real economic reform in China.
Last Updated: Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 09:25
Asian shares slipped on Tuesday, on track for a fourth straight day of losses, with investors turning their attention to the Chinese Communist Party policy meeting for clues to its economic agenda for the next decade.
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