Nikkei rises 1.2 pct on Wall Street gains, BOJ easing hopes

Tue Apr 2, 2013 8:09pm EDT

TOKYO, April 3 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average rose
on Wednesday, as gains in Wall Street helped the market recover
from losses of more than 3 percent in the past two days, while
hopes for further monetary easing at the Bank Of Japan's policy
meeting this week supported sentiment.
    The Nikkei gained 1.2 percent to 12,142.18, while
the broader Topix advanced 0.6 percent to 997.29.
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