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Nikkei rises to fresh two-month high on U.S. data, weak yen
June 3, 2014 / 7:13 AM / 4 years ago

Nikkei rises to fresh two-month high on U.S. data, weak yen

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s Nikkei share average closed at a fresh two-month high after investors took heart from upbeat U.S. manufacturing data, while the weaker yen spurred buying in exporters and index-heavyweight stocks such as SoftBank Corp.

A man looks at an electronic board showing Japan's Nikkei average outside a brokerage in Tokyo May 27, 2014. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

The Nikkei ended 0.7 percent higher at 15,034.25, the highest closing level since April 4.

The broader Topix gained 0.7 percent to 1,228.59, while the new JPX-Nikkei Index 400 added 0.7 percent to 11,192.47.

Reporting by Ayai Tomisawa; Editing by Richard Borsuk

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