Nikkei rises to 7-1/2 month high as weak yen boosts exporters

Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:05pm EST

TOKYO, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average rose
on Wednesday, hitting a 7-1/2 month high led by gains in tech
shares and other exporters on the weak yen while Wall Street's
strong performance buoyed sentiment.
     The Nikkei rose 0.8 percent at 9,594.51 after
opening at 9,606.25, the highest level since April 27. The
broader Topix index added 0.8 percent to 792.64.
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