July 2, 2013 / 6:16 AM / 4 years ago

Nikkei climbs for 4th straight day on a weaker yen

TOKYO, July 2 (Reuters) - The Nikkei share average climbed
1.8 percent to finish above 14,000 for the first time in five
weeks on Tuesday as blue-chip exporters gained on a weaker yen.
Encouraging U.S. manufacturing and construction data also lifted
investor sentiment.
    The benchmark Nikkei ended 246.24 points higher at
14,098.74, advancing for a fourth day in a row and marking its
longest winning streak since mid-May.
    The broader Topix index added 1.8 percent to
1,171.84 in moderate trade, with 3.02 billion shares changing
hands.

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