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Nikkei edges up 0.4 percent on gains in financials, real estate
March 4, 2013 / 6:20 AM / in 5 years

Nikkei edges up 0.4 percent on gains in financials, real estate

TOKYO, March 4 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei average closed up
0.4 percent after real estate firms and financials advanced on
expectations of aggressive easing from the new leadership team
at the central bank.
    The Nikkei ended at 11,652.29. It reached 11,767.68,
the highest level since September 2008, and then slipped on
suspension of futures trading in Osaka. The broader Topix
 gained 0.8 percent to 992.25.

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