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Nikkei rises 2.3 pct to near 5-yr high; weak yen buoys exporters
April 24, 2013 / 6:10 AM / 4 years ago

Nikkei rises 2.3 pct to near 5-yr high; weak yen buoys exporters

TOKYO, April 24 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average
jumped 2.3 percent to its highest level in nearly five years on
Wednesday as the yen resumed its downward slide towards 100 to
the dollar, with currency-sensitive exporters leading the gains.
    The benchmark Nikkei advanced 313.81 points to
13,843.46, its highest level since June 2008. The yen hit a low
for the day of 99.77 against the dollar.
    The broader Topix index rose 1.8 percent to
1,164.35.

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