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Nikkei advances, Wall St gains help; BOJ governor appointment eyed
February 20, 2013 / 12:10 AM / 5 years ago

Nikkei advances, Wall St gains help; BOJ governor appointment eyed

TOKYO, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei average rose in
early trade on Wednesday, helped by Wall Street shares edging up
to near record highs, although analysts said gains could be
limited as investors focus on who will become the next Bank of
Japan governor.
    The Nikkei advanced 1 percent to 11,483.32, edging
near a 52-month high of 11,498.42 hit on Feb. 6. The broader
Topix index gained 1.1 percent to 973.75.

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