BOJ's Masai: Big yen swings cause of concern for Japan

TOKYO Bank of Japan board member Takako Masai said large swings in exchange rates can be a concern for Japan's economy as it could hurt business sentiment, according to a text of her speech released by the central bank on Tuesday. The yen's volatility seen ... ( read original story ...)

Tokyo shares open lower on global political uncertainties

Tokyo shares opened lower on Tuesday with investors spooked ... Toyota shares fell 0.25 percent to 6,431 yen while bank Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group was off 0.60 percent at 4,431 yen. Nintendo shares rose 1.36 percent to 24,570 yen after reports of ... ( read original story ...)

Japan's REITs Market Losing Steam

Mar.06 -- Neil Slater, Japan chief executive officer at Standard Life Investments, discusses the Japanese REIT market, the impact of the BOJ's REIT purchases on markets and his outlook for the economy. He speaks to Bloomberg's Shery Ahn on "Bloomberg ... ( read original story ...)

Nikkei edges down, but small cap stocks attract buyers

TOKYO, March 7 Japan's Nikkei share average edged down on Tuesday, following Wall Street's lead, with investors deterred by geopolitical tensions after the North Korean missile tests, while buying continued to fuel in into small cap stocks. The Nikkei fell ... ( read original story ...)