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Nikkei 225

As of 15:00 27 May 2016 - Market closed
index value 16834.84 index change: 62.38 index change percentage: up 0.37%
Open
16830.50
Previous close
16834.84
52 week high
20868.03
52 week low
14952.61

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Yesterday 27.05.2016

07:44

Japanese shares rise on tax delay hopes

Japanese shares close slightly higher on hopes that the government might delay a rise in the nation's sales tax.

26.05.2016

09:47

Nikkei rally runs out of steam

Japan's Nikkei index closes flat, after an earlier rally loses momentum.

25.05.2016

07:55

Nikkei closes 1.6% up

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Japanese shares moved higher on Wednesday, following a strong performance on Wall Street overnight. US markets finished sharply higher, with technology and banking stocks helping the S&P 500 to rise 1.4%. 

Toyko's benchmark Nikkei 225 closed up 1.6% at 16,757.35 points. Shares in the world's leading car maker Toyota rose by 2.3% on the news the company had struck ties with ride-sharing pioneer Uber.

In China, the mainland Shanghai Composite was flat at 2,818.49 while Hong Kong's Hang Seng traded 2.7% higher at 20,377.33. 

Australian shares bounced back from a two-year low with the ASX/200 rising by 1.5% to wrap the day at 5,372.50. In South Korea, the benchmark Kospi index moved 1.2% up to finish at 1,960.51 points. 

Shares in Samsung Electronics saw a 1.9% rise, despite a patent lawsuit filed against the firm by Chinese competitor Huawei.  

24.05.2016

09:49

Japan stocks lead Asian markets lower

Japanese shares end Tuesday lower, with stocks hit by lower oil prices and a firmer yen.

23.05.2016

09:12

Weak export figures dampen Japan shares

Japanese shares have been pulled down by a sharp drop in the country's exports, which fell for the seventh consecutive month.

20.05.2016

11:44

Japan shares shrug off weak US lead

Japanese stocks rose on Friday, shrugging off falls on Wall Street that were triggered by the possibility of an early US rate rise.

19.05.2016

09:31

Asian markets fall after Fed minutes

Asian share markets fall after minutes from the US central bank suggest it could raise interest rates in June.

18.05.2016

10:57

Japan stocks flat after growth data

Japanese stocks end little changed after data shows the country's economy avoided a recession in the first three months of the year.

17.05.2016

11:20

Oil revival rallies Asian markets

Asian stock markets rally on Tuesday after crude oil prices hit a six-month high, sparking gains in energy-related shares.
06:26

Asian markets: Oil higher, Japan higher

Tokyo's Nikkei 225 was 0.9% higher, with energy shares boosted by higher oil prices.

However analysts say there is some caution before first quarter growth figures which are released on Wednesday.

Elsewhere the Shanghai Composite was down 0.4%, but Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 0.2%.

North Sea Brent Crude is up $1.19 at $49.02 per barrel.

"The increasing intensity in supply-side disruptions in the oil market should see prices well supported in the short term," ANZ said in a research note. 

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