Thursday, December 18, 2014   

Nikkei tumbles
(03-27 09:33)

Stocks in Tokyo opened 1.18 percent lower as the yen gained on increasing risk aversion over the prospect of harsher sanctions against Russia for its takeover of Crimea. The Nikkei 225 fell 171.49 points to 14,305.67 at the start.—AFP

   
Other Business breaking news:
Cautious Japanese firms holding record assets: BoJ (14 mins ago)
German business confidence grows in December: Ifo (14 mins ago)
Swiss central bank introduces negative interest rate (35 mins ago)
Hang Seng finishes higher, Shanghai down (1 hr 3 mins ago)
Ruble rallies in early trading on day of Putin press conference (1 hr 55 mins ago)
Nikkei soars on weaker yen (2 hrs 39 mins ago)
Hang Seng up by lunch (12-18 12:35)
Fed says can be 'patient' on rate rise (12-18 12:11)
China's home prices continue to cool, declines narrowing (12-18 12:09)
Avon beauty firm pays US$138m to settle China bribe probe (12-18 11:20)

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