Nikkei ends 8-month high led by exporter gains
TOKYO, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei average surged above 9,700 for the first time since early April, with exporters buoyed by a yen that falls as expectations rise that the Bank of Japan will implement more aggressive monetary easing. The Nikkei rose 1.7 percent to 9,742.73, the highest closing level since April 5. The broader Topix index was up 1.0 percent at 799.21.
DAVOS, Switzerland - Central banks have done their best to rescue the world economy by printing money and politicians must now act fast to enact structural reforms and pro-investment policies to boost growth, central bankers said on Saturday.