Nikkei climbs 2 pct to three-week high on China GDP, softer yen
By Sophie Knight TOKYO, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average leapt to a three-week high after China's GDP figures reassured with no nasty surprises, prompting investors to buy back heavily battered shares that a softer yen made even more attractive. The Nikkei gained 2 percent to 8,982.86, while the broader Topix advanced 1.7 percent to 752.30.
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