December 27, 2012 / 12:10 AM / 5 years ago

Nikkei hits 20-1/2-month high as yen weakens

TOKYO, Dec 27 (Reuters) - The Nikkei share average climbed to a 20-1/2-month high in early trade on Thursday, led by exporters, as the new Japanese prime minister’s vow to battle deflation and a strong currency sent the yen to a more than two-year low against the dollar.

The Nikkei advanced 0.8 percent to 10,307.32, while the broader Topix index rose 0.7 percent to 853.22.

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