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Nikkei set for test of 8-mth highs above 10,000

Japan's Nikkei share average is set to test eight-month highs above 10,000 on Wednesday as investor appetite is boosted by signs of progress in the U.S. fiscal talks and expectations of aggressive monetary easing under the new Japanese government. Market players said the Nikkei was likely to trade between 9,950 to 10,100 on Wednesday, after Nikkei futures in Chicago closed at 10,030, up 90 points from the close in Osaka of 9,940. If the Nikkei tops the 10,000

Nikkei hits 8-1/2-month high on LDP win, but utilities fall

Japan's Nikkei average hit an 8-1/2-month high for a second day on Tuesday, buoyed by a landslide election win for the conservative Liberal Democratic Party, although investors took profit on power companies. The Nikkei rose 1.0 percent to 9,923.01 after advancing to as high as 9,967.24, edging closer to the 10,000-mark. The broader Topix index gained 1.1 percent to 816.85.

Nikkei hits 8-1/2-month on LDP win, U.S. fiscal hopes

Japan's Nikkei average edged closer to the 10,000-mark, hitting an 8-1/2-month high for a second day on Tuesday, buoyed by a landslide election win for the conservative Liberal Democratic Party, although investors took profit on power companies. Expectations that Washington will

Nikkei rises but investors take profit on power companies

Japan's Nikkei share average advanced on Tuesday, extending the previous session's gains after the conservative Liberal Democratic Party won a landslide election, although investors took profit on power companies. The Nikkei rose 0.6 percent to 9,882.68 in mid-morning after gaining 0.9 percent to it

Nikkei rises, extending Monday's gains after LDP win

Japan's Nikkei share average edged higher in early trade on Tuesday, extending the previous session's gains after the conservative Liberal Democratic Party won a landslide election. The Nikkei rose 0.4 percent to 9,863.11, while the broader Topix index gained 0.4 percent to 810.82.

Nikkei set to trade in range after 8-1/2 mth high

Japan's Nikkei share average is expected to trade in a range on Tuesday after climbing to an 8-1/2-month high in the previous session on the landslide election win by the conservative Liberal Democratic Party. The Nikkei is likely to trade between 9,800 and 9,950, strategists said, while Nikkei futures in Chicago closed at 9,860 on Monday, up 0.5 percent from the Osaka close of 9,820. "The so-called Abe trade is likely to be over. I think the market will see som

Nikkei rises 1.0 pct to 8 1/2-month high as yen weakens on LDP win

Japan's Nikkei average climbed 1.0 percent to an 8-1/2-month closing high on Monday, as the yen weakened after the conservative Liberal Democratic Party, which favours aggressive monetary easing, won Sunday's election by a landslide. The Nikkei rose 91.32 points to 9,828.88, the highest closing level since April 3. The broader Topix index advanced 0.9 percent to 807.84.

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