The world’s biggest pension fund posted its worst quarterly loss since at least 2008 after a global stock rout in August and September wiped $64 billion off the Japanese asset manager’s investments.  (Photograph: Issei Kato/Reuters)

The world’s biggest pension fund posted its worst quarterly loss since at least 2008 after a global stock rout in August and September wiped(...)

The Topix index was little changed at 1,462.24 at the close of trading in Tokyo, wiping out gains of as much 1.9 per cent.

Japan’s Topix index erased gains after the nation’s central bank decided against adding to record monetary easing. Mobile phone carriers and construc(...)

The rally has been driven by many factors, including hopes of higher shareholder returns, a rise in corporate earnings, a recovery in domestic consumption and more share buying

Japan’s Nikkei share average topped the psychological 20,000-point mark on Friday for the first time in 15 years on hopes of stronger corporate earnin(...)

European stocks fell for a third day, led by a drop in energy shares. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index declined 0.2 per cent to 333.24 in London. The gauge (...)

Sony Pictures released sales figures that show The Interview has earned more than $15 million  from online purchases and rental, making it Sony Pictures top online movie ever released. PhotographFrazer Harrison/Getty Images

“The Interview” earned more than $15 million in online sales in its first four days of distribution as Sony bypassed a wide movie theatre release amid(...)

A pedestrian holding his mobile phone walks past an electronic board showing the stock market indices of various countries outside a brokerage in Tokyo.

Japanese stocks enjoyed their best day in more than six weeks on Thursday after the US Federal Reserve expressed confidence in the economy and promis(...)

The logo of Sony Corp and a Christmas tree are reflected on the company’s 4K television set at the company’s headquarters in Tokyo. Photograph: Toru Hanai/Reuters

Sony’s computer network was hacked in what may be a blackmail attempt, according to sources. The breach of the entertainment and electronics company’s(...)

 A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The Investors’ Intelligence poll of newsletter writers has seen the biggest fortnightly jump from bears to bulls in more than 40 years. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Where has all the fear gone? Last month, the S&P 500 was in correction mode, and the Vix, or fear index, was soaring as traders bought protection (...)

A visitor enters an elevator in the lobby at the headquarters of SAP in Walldorf, Germany. The technology company forecast this morning that 2014 underlying operating profit would be €5.6 billion  to €5.8 billion, compared with an earlier projection of as much as €6 billion. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

European stocks fell after worse- than-estimated financial results, while gold and German and British government bonds rose. Asian equities headed for(...)

Janet Yellen, chair of the US Federal Reserve, left, speaks with Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, during the Jackson Hole economic symposium, sponsored by the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank, at the Jackson Lake Lodge in Moran, Wyoming, last week. Yellen said “the labor market has yet to fully recover,” in a speech today at the Kansas City Fed’s annual conference. Photograph: Bradly Boner/Bloomberg

Asian stocks rose, extending two- week of gains, as investors weighed comments from central bank leaders for clues to monetary policy and earnings rep(...)