Nikkei rises 2.1 pct to 5-week high on Europe stimulus hopes
TOKYO, July 5 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average rose 2.1 percent to a five-week high on Friday after the European Central Bank and the Bank of England made unexpectedly strong commitments to easy money policies. The benchmark Nikkei added 291.04 points to 14,309.97, the highest closing level since May 29 but trade was relatively light. The broader Topix index advanced 1.5 percent to 1,188.58.
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