Bulletin
Investor Alert

Asia Markets Archives | Email alerts

Feb. 23, 2015, 3:26 a.m. EST

Japan stocks advance for fourth day to 15-year high

Other Asian markets post broad gains

new
Watchlist Relevance
LEARN MORE

Want to see how this story relates to your watchlist?

Just add items to create a watchlist now:

  • X
    NIKKEI 225 Index (NIK)
  • X
    TOPIX Index (180460)
  • X
    Japanese Yen (USDJPY)

or Cancel Already have a watchlist? Log In

By Laura He, MarketWatch


Reuters
Tokyo stocks gain further on Monday, with other Asian markets also closing higher.

HONG KONG (MarketWatch) -- Japan stocks advanced to their best closing level in 15 years on Monday, extending a four-day winning streak, as markets tracked a rally in the U.S. equities at the end of last week.

The Nikkei Average /zigman2/quotes/210597971/delayed JP:NIK +0.17%  rose 0.7% to 18,466.92, the highest settlement since April 2000. The broader Topix /zigman2/quotes/210598092/delayed JP:180460 -0.05%  edged up 0.2%.

The yen /zigman2/quotes/210561789/realtime/sampled USDJPY -0.3096%  weakened versus the greenback, trading at ¥119.23 from ¥119.07 late Friday in New York.

The U.S. markets climbed on Friday after the eurozone finance ministers agreed to extend Greece’s bailout by four months .

In Japan, top outperformers included electronics component supplier TDK Corporation /zigman2/quotes/208948266/delayed JP:6762 +0.78%  , jumping 2.4%, camera maker Olympus Corp. /zigman2/quotes/200860615/delayed JP:7733 +0.97%  , gaining 2.3%, rival Nikon Corp. /zigman2/quotes/203281219/delayed JP:7731 +0.72%  , adding 1.1%, and auto maker Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. /zigman2/quotes/208298710/delayed JP:7201 +0.10%  , up 1.5%.

However, auto-parts provider Takata Corporation  fell 2.6%, after the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it would fine the company $14,000 per day for failing to fully cooperate with the agency’s probe into its defective air bags.

Other Asian markets also recorded broad gains. Sydney’s S&P/ASX 200 /zigman2/quotes/210598100/delayed AU:XJO +0.58%   finished up 0.5%, and Seoul’s Kospi Composite Index /zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed KR:180721 -1.23%  settled 0.4% higher.

Meanwhile, Hong Kong stocks seesawed in their post-holiday return, with the Hang Seng Index /zigman2/quotes/210598030/delayed HK:HSI -0.19%   ending up less than 0.1%.

Mainland Chinese stocks markets remained closed for the Lunar New Year. They were due to reopen on Wednesday.

/zigman2/quotes/210597971/delayed
JP : Nikkei
23,289.36
+39.75 +0.17%
Volume: 0.00
Aug. 14, 2020 3:15p
loading...
/zigman2/quotes/210598092/delayed
JP : Tokyo Exchange (TOPIX)
1,623.38
-0.77 -0.05%
Volume: 0.00
Aug. 14, 2020 3:00p
loading...
/zigman2/quotes/210561789/realtime/sampled
US : Tullett Prebon
106.5950
-0.3310 -0.3096%
Volume: 0.0000
Aug. 14, 2020 4:59p
loading...
/zigman2/quotes/208948266/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 11,690.00
+90.00 +0.78%
Volume: 564,600
Aug. 14, 2020 3:00p
P/E Ratio
26.73
Dividend Yield
1.37%
Market Cap
¥1414.81 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥13.41M
loading...
/zigman2/quotes/200860615/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 2,181.00
+21.00 +0.97%
Volume: 3.81M
Aug. 14, 2020 3:00p
P/E Ratio
70.60
Dividend Yield
0.92%
Market Cap
¥2674.02 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥22.14M
loading...
/zigman2/quotes/203281219/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 844.00
+6.00 +0.72%
Volume: 2.59M
Aug. 14, 2020 3:00p
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
2.37%
Market Cap
¥300.67 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥34.15M
loading...
/zigman2/quotes/208298710/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 416.50
+0.40 +0.10%
Volume: 12.00M
Aug. 14, 2020 3:00p
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
0.00%
Market Cap
¥1619.62 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥85.36M
loading...
/zigman2/quotes/210598100/delayed
AU : S&P ASX
6,126.20
+35.20 +0.58%
Volume: 734,503
Aug. 14, 2020 5:02p
loading...
/zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed
KR : Korea Exchange
2,407.49
-30.04 -1.23%
Volume: 968,124
Aug. 14, 2020 3:33p
loading...
/zigman2/quotes/210598030/delayed
HK : Hong Kong Exchange
25,183.01
-47.66 -0.19%
Volume: 1.43M
Aug. 14, 2020 4:08p
loading...

Laura He is a MarketWatch reporter based in Hong Kong. Follow Laura on Twitter at: @lauraliuhe.

This Story has 0 Comments
Be the first to comment
More News In
Markets

Story Conversation

Commenting FAQs »

Partner Center

World News from MarketWatch

Link to MarketWatch's Slice.