^N225 - Nikkei 225

Osaka - Osaka Delayed Price. Currency in JPY
21,535.25
-150.65 (-0.69%)
At close: 3:15PM JST
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Previous close21,685.90
Open21,644.38
Volume0
Day's range21,514.89 - 21,655.52
52-week range18,948.58 - 24,448.07
Avg. volume63,282
  • Global shares edge up on upbeat US earnings reports
    Associated Press4 hours ago

    Global shares edge up on upbeat US earnings reports

    Global stock markets were mostly higher on Tuesday after several major U.S. companies reported quarterly earnings that were better than expected. Banks Wells Fargo and Goldman Sachs reported second quarter results that beat estimates, pushing up shares in pre-trading.

  • Global stocks slip, U.S. yields rise on retail sales data
    Reuters15 hours ago

    Global stocks slip, U.S. yields rise on retail sales data

    A gauge of global equities edged lower on Tuesday and U.S. Treasury yields climbed as a stronger-than-anticipated report on retail sales raised the possibility that a second rate cut by the Federal Reserve this year could be pushed back by several months. U.S. retail sales rose 0.4% in June, as households stepped up purchases of motor vehicles and a variety of other goods. While the Fed is still largely expected to cut rates by a quarter of a percentage point at its July 30-31 policy meeting, expectations for a more aggressive half a percentage point cut have been scaled back.

  • Asian shares creep higher as wary investors await U.S. data, earnings
    Reuters15 hours ago

    Asian shares creep higher as wary investors await U.S. data, earnings

    Most Asian stock markets rose on Monday, but gains were limited as investors awaited U.S. retail sales data and corporate earnings to gauge the health of the world's biggest economy ahead of a likely U.S. rate cut later this month. German DAX futures were up 0.04%, FTSE futures were down 0.18%, and financial spreadbetters saw France's CAC 40 opening flat. China's blue-chip CSI300 index fell 0.3% as investors fretted over slower growth in the world's second-largest economy and the impact of the Sino-U.S. trade war, even as new data highlighted Beijing's efforts to boost spending.

  • Financial Times2 days ago

    J-pop giant Johnny Kitagawa dies aged 87

    Johnny Kitagawa, the music mogul who created Japanese supergroups SMAP and Arashi, died on Tuesday of complications from a stroke at the age of 87. Born as Hiromu Kitagawa in Los Angeles, he served in the US military during the Korean war. Mr Kitagawa later worked at the US embassy in Tokyo, where he was inspired to promote boy bands after seeing the movie West Side Story.

  • World shares mostly higher after Wall St sets new records
    Associated Press4 days ago

    World shares mostly higher after Wall St sets new records

    World shares were mostly higher on Friday after Wall Street ended overnight with the Dow Jones Industrial Average closing above 27,000 for the first time. The future for the S&P 500 also rose 0.3% to 3,011.30. This week's gains have been driven largely by expectations that the U.S. Federal Reserve is poised to cut its benchmark interest rate to help counter slowing growth.

  • Wall Street stocks climb, dollar drops on rate-cut optimism
    Reuters4 days ago

    Wall Street stocks climb, dollar drops on rate-cut optimism

    Wall Street stocks closed higher and the dollar fell on Friday as investors prepared for a U.S. interest-rate cut, while oil futures were little changed as a forecast for a global crude surplus offset worries about U.S. output declines due to a tropical storm. The U.S. Treasuries yield curve steepened slightly, with yields largely unmoved by stronger-than-expected producer price data. Market expectations of an interest rate cut in July held firm after two days of testimony from Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell.

  • World shares mostly rise after Fed signals US rate cut
    Associated Press5 days ago

    World shares mostly rise after Fed signals US rate cut

    Global shares mostly rose Thursday after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell suggested the U.S. central bank is ready to cut interest rates for the first time in a decade. The Fed chairman told Congress in his semi-annual report that many in the U.S. central bank believe a weakening global economy and rising trade tensions have strengthened the case for a rate cut. "Local equity markets are reveling in the best of both worlds this morning as local investors love nothing more than lower U.S. interest rates and a weaker U.S. dollar," Stephen Innes of Vanguard Markets said in a commentary.

  • Nintendo shares jump on imminent launch of Switch Lite
    Reuters5 days ago

    Nintendo shares jump on imminent launch of Switch Lite

    Shares in Japan's Nintendo Co rose more than 4% on Thursday after the company said it would soon launch Nintendo Switch Lite, a cheaper, handheld version of its hugely popular Switch games. The Kyoto-based company said the new device would launch on Sept. 20 at a suggested retail price of 19,980 yen, or $199.99, compared with $299 for the Nintendo Switch. Nintendo shares had risen on media reports earlier this year of a low-cost version of the Switch console, only to be battered after management appeared to dampen such speculation over the past few months.

  • Global markets cautious ahead of Fed chief testimony
    Associated Press6 days ago

    Global markets cautious ahead of Fed chief testimony

    Global stock markets were steady Wednesday, with investors remaining cautious ahead of a closely watched congressional testimony by the chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, Jerome Powell. Traders will be listening closely to the exchanges between Powell and lawmakers on Wednesday and Thursday for hints about the Fed's next move on interest rates. Many traders still expect the Fed will cut its benchmark rate by a quarter percentage point at the end of the month, but fewer are now expecting a half-point reduction.

  • BOJ focus on yen made Japan Inc complacent, says Abenomics critic
    Reuters6 days ago

    BOJ focus on yen made Japan Inc complacent, says Abenomics critic

    The Bank of Japan's focus on keeping the yen weak and bolstering stock prices has made executives complacent and hurt corporate competitiveness, says a former state banker turned critic of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's pro-growth policies. Akira Kondoh, who led a state-owned bank that funded big infrastructure projects touted as pillars of "Abenomics" stimulus measures, said the programme has failed to deliver on corporate reforms and deregulation. Abenomics only gave people the impression the government was doing something ... but many things remain undelivered," the former governor of the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) told Reuters on Tuesday.

  • Global stocks rise, dollar drops as Fed chair boosts rate-cut hopes
    Reuters6 days ago

    Global stocks rise, dollar drops as Fed chair boosts rate-cut hopes

    A broad index of world stock markets edged higher on Wednesday while the U.S. dollar fell as comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell bolstered expectations for an interest rate cut from the U.S. central bank this month. MSCI's broadest index of world stocks rose 0.42%, with U.S. equities touching record highs following the release of prepared remarks for Powell's testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee. Powell said the Fed was ready to "act as appropriate" to sustain a decade-long U.S. economic expansion and pointed to economic risks including persistently weak inflation, slowing global growth and a downturn in business investment.

  • Stocks rise, dollar drops as Fed chair boosts rate-cut hopes
    Reuters6 days ago

    Stocks rise, dollar drops as Fed chair boosts rate-cut hopes

    A broad index of world stock markets edged higher on Wednesday while the U.S. dollar fell as comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell bolstered expectations for an interest rate cut from the U.S. central bank this month. MSCI's broadest index of world stocks rose 0.42%, with U.S. equities touching record highs following the release of prepared remarks for Powell's testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee. Powell said the Fed was ready to "act as appropriate" to sustain a decade-long U.S. economic expansion and pointed to economic risks including persistently weak inflation, slowing global growth and a downturn in business investment.

  • Asia stocks fall to two-week low as hopes fade for big Fed rate cut, tech stocks drag
    Reuters7 days ago

    Asia stocks fall to two-week low as hopes fade for big Fed rate cut, tech stocks drag

    TOKYO/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Asian stocks fell to their lowest levels in two and a half weeks on Tuesday as hopes dwindled for a hefty interest rate cut by the U.S. Federal Reserve at the end of the month, while technology companies were pulled lower by Apple Inc's overnight slump. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dropped 0.5% to its lowest since June 20. Japan's Nikkei slipped 0.1%.

  • Financial Times9 days ago

    HP, Dell and Microsoft join electronics exodus from China

    Global consumer electronics makers HP, Dell, Microsoft and Amazon are all looking to shift substantial production capacity out of China, joining a growing exodus that threatens to undermine the country’s position as the world’s powerhouse for tech gadgets. HP and Dell, the world’s No 1 and No 3 personal computer makers, which together command around 40 per cent of the global market, are planning to reallocate up to 30 per cent of their notebook production out of China, several sources told the Nikkei Asian Review.

  • Asian stocks rise after Wall Street record on trade truce
    Associated Press14 days ago

    Asian stocks rise after Wall Street record on trade truce

    Most Asian stock markets rose Tuesday after Wall Street's benchmark hit a new high following the latest truce in the costly U.S.-Chinese trade war. Investors were encouraged by the agreement between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping of China at a weekend meeting of the Group of 20 major economies to resume trade negotiations.

  • Global shares rise on hopes for US-China trade negotiations
    Associated Press15 days ago

    Global shares rise on hopes for US-China trade negotiations

    Global markets rose sharply Monday after President Donald Trump's meeting with China's Xi Jinping at the Group of 20 Summit in Japan raised hopes of progress in stalled trade talks between the two countries. The Trump-Xi meeting in Japan marked the first time the two leaders had met since the dispute over trade and technology escalated following 11 rounds of negotiations. "The G-20 meeting managed to deliver for markets, as Donald Trump avoided levying any further tariffs and instead laid out a plan to get the U.S.-China trade talks back on track," said Joshua Mahony, senior market analyst at IG.