Health and Beauty

Personal Care And Homecare Ingredients 2011

Innovative strength on show: BASF presented its most comprehensive portfolio ...

At the 59th Sepawa congress in Fulda, Germany, BASF showcased its holistic concepts and sizeable-ranging portfolio of ingredients for the personal care, home care and I&I markets. New personal care products “Inspired by biography”. BASF's personal care business

Colgate Announces 3rd Quarter Results and New Global Growth and Efficiency ...

Net gains in third quarter 2012 and 2011 included $7 million ($0.02 per diluted dividend) and $133 million ($0.27 per diluted share), respectively, of aftertax charges resulting from the implementation of the in days of old disclosed business realignment and

SHAKLEE GLOBAL GROUP,INC. (8205) Is Yet to See Trading Action on Sep 9

How It Came to Be

The Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) was established in 1878, being one of the first stock exchanges in Asia. When the World War II (WWII) broke out, the TSE has consolidated with five other stock exchanges in Japan in 1943, forming a broader TSE. Two years later, the TSE had to close amid the repercussions of the WWII. Nonetheless, in 1949, it was relaunched to build the Japanese economy from the ground up. Japan has never moved backwards since then.

The Nihon Keizai Shimbun or Nikkei 225 or Nikkei Stock Average, which opened on September 7, 1950, is the benchmark index monitoring the 225 best-performing stocks on the TSE. Unlike most indices that are measured based on market capitalization, the Nikkei 225 is a price-weighted index. It tracks the most active stocks on the TSE using the base value of 176.21 and the base date of May 1949, the time when the TSE reopened.

The components of the Nikkei 225 are reviewed annually, particularly every September. Any changes made during the annual review are to reflect in the following month.