Japan's Nikkei bounces after Italy's debt sale, U.S. data

Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:03pm EST

TOKYO, Feb 28 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei average rebounded
from a two-day losing run on Thursday after a well-bid Italian
debt auction eased concerns that an inconclusive election could
reignite the euro zone debt crisis and U.S. data showed the
economy was improving.
    The Nikkei climbed 1.3 percent to 11,395.16 after
shedding 3.5 percent in the previous two sessions, while the
broader Topix index gained 1.1 percent to 964.29.