Japanese stocks fell, sending the Nikkei 225 Stock Average to its first drop in three days, after the Bank of Japan refrained from adding more monetary stimulus, and as concerns mounted that Greece may exit the euro zone.
Japanese stocks rose for a third day, with the Nikkei 225 Stock Average headed for its biggest gain in two weeks, after German and French leaders pledged to support European banks and stem the region’s debt crisis.
Japanese stocks gained for a third day, with the Nikkei 225 Stock Average rising the most in two weeks, after German and French leaders pledged to support European banks and stem the region’s debt crisis.
Japan’s 10-year government bonds declined, trimming this week’s advance, after stocks gained and the Group of Seven said their central banks will jointly intervene in the currency market to weaken the yen.
Olympus Corp. jumped for a fourth day, set for the longest streak of advances since an accounting scandal erupted in October, as investors cover bearish wagers and bet its Tokyo Stock Exchange listing will be retained.
Asian stocks advanced for the first time in four days and copper and oil rose as improving earnings and signs the Greek debt crisis is easing boosted speculation the global recovery is intact. The South Korean won climbed.