Nikkei climbs 3 pct to above 13,000, markets eye BOJ launch of super-loose policy

Sun Apr 7, 2013 8:10pm EDT

TOKYO, April 8 (Reuters) - The Nikkei average climbed 3
percent to above 13,000 in early trade on Monday, as investors
were encouraged by a report that the Bank of Japan would begin
buying longer-dated bonds immediately to beat deflation.  
    The Nikkei rose 378.89 points to 13,212.53, led by
exporters as the yen continued to tumble against the dollar on
the report. The broader Topix index advanced 2.7 percent
to 1,095.00.
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