NIKKEI Stock Index
NIKKEI Stock Index is a stock market index for the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE). Currently, the Nikkei is the most widely quoted average of Japanese equities, similar to the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
The Nikkei 225 is designed to reflect the overall market, so there is no specific weighting of industries.
NIKKEI 225 Index
NIKKEI JASDAQ Index
NIKKEI 225 Index ChartBarring the NIKKEI Stock Index which extended yesterday's gains to close at a three-week high, up 0.3%, most other indexes finished unchanged. The S&P/ASX 200 ended flat after touching an eight-day high in intra-day trade. Weak PMI data ensured a flat closing for the Shanghai Stock Index while the Hang Seng Index finished 0.2% lower. India's Sensex closed up 0.6% even as trading volumes remained lower than usual during noon trade.
Leading apparel chain Fast Retailing, the operator of Uniqlo, was the biggest gainer on he NIKKEI Stock Index, rising 2.6% after a company executive said Tuesday the firm expects a sales boost from its range of lighter clothing this summer. The Japanese stock Index market is trading higher on Friday with the overnight strong close on Wall Street and a weaker yen triggering some hectic buying across the board.The benchmark Nikkei 225 index, which rose to 9,613.8, is currently up 116.9 points or 1.2 percent at 9,584.1.
The Japanese stock Index moved higher with the overnight strong close on Wall Street and a weaker yen triggering some hectic buying across the board. Financial, automobile, mining, non-ferrous metals and retail stocks posted strong gains.
Japan's Nikkei Stock Average rose 0.4%, Australia's S&P/ASX 200 rose 0.2%, South Korea's Kospi Composite fell 0.7%, Hong Kong Index was off 0.7%, China Stock Index fell 0.2% and India Stock Index lost 0.3%.
The Tokyo market trimmed morning gains, partly due to weakness in other regional markets and a modest rise for the yen. Toyota was up 0.6% ahead of releasing forecasts on its earnings outlook after the closing bell, while Nissan Motor was 1% higher. In foreign-exchange markets, the euro was lower against the U.S. dollar and the Japanese yen on soggy regional equities and renewed worries about the lack of a resolution to Greece's debt woes. The market had largely priced in signals from the European Central Bank on Thursday that a July rate increase was on the cards. September Japanese government bond futures were up 0.04 at 140.85 points while the 10-year cash JGB yield was up 0.5 basis point at 1.135%.