March 11, 2013 / 12:05 AM / 5 years ago

Nikkei hits fresh 4-1/2 year high on strong US jobs data

TOKYO, March 11 (Reuters) - The Nikkei share average gained
at Monday's open following surprisingly strong U.S. jobs data,
with a weaker yen fuelling gains in exporters and pushing the
benchmark to a fresh 4-1/2 year high.
    The Nikkei rose 0.3 percent to 12,320.97, while the
broader Topix advanced 0.9 percent to 1,029.09.

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