Nikkei ends higher; poor factory data caps gains
TOKYO, March 29 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Friday, boosted by the S&P 500 hitting a record high and receding worries about the Cyprus bailout, but poor factory data capped gains. The Nikkei ended 0.5 percent higher at 12,397.91. The index stands 0.4 percent below its 5-day moving average of 12,449.15. The Topix dropped 0.2 percent to 1,034.71 in thin trade.