Japanese stocks rose, with the Topix Index extending an eight-month high, as Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. led lenders higher after the Bank of Japan expanded its asset-purchase plan the third time in four months.
Japanese stocks fell, with the Nikkei 225 Stock Average declining the most in a month, after machinery orders plunged the most in a decade and a U.S. employment report missed estimates. Volume was the lowest since January.
Japanese shares fell, with the Nikkei 225 Stock Average halting its longest winning streak since July 2011, on concern the global economic slowdown is crimping earnings and as commodities erased this year’s gains.
Japanese stocks rose, sending the Nikkei 225 Stock Average to the highest close since May 2, after the Bank of Japan unexpectedly expanded its easing program to keep the rising yen from undermining a recovery, following stimulus measures from the U.S. Federal Reserve last week.
Japanese stocks rose a third day, sending the Nikkei 225 Stock Average to a four-week high, on speculation the Federal Reserve will act to support growth. The yen weakened after Japan posted a bigger-than-expected current account surplus for June, boosting exporters.
Japan stocks fell a second day after consumer prices data pointed to little progress in the fight against deflation and industrial production unexpectedly dropped amid concern about a deepening global slowdown.
Japanese stocks gained, with the Nikkei 225 Stock Average heading for its highest close since Aug. 23, ahead of a central bank announcement today. Japan Airlines Co. gained after emerging from bankruptcy as the world’s most profitable carrier.