Nikkei rises above 12,000 for first time since Sept 08

Wed Mar 6, 2013 7:08pm EST

TOKYO, March 7 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average rose
above 12,000 on Thursday for the first time in 4-1/2 years, with
risk appetite supported by a record high on Wall Street and the
prospect of Japan soon adopting aggressively reflationary
monetary policy.
    The Nikkei rose 0.7 percent to 12,016.23, to be at
its highest levels since September 2008. The broader Topix
 gained 0.6 percent to 1,008.96.
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