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Nikkei rises to seven month closing high helped by weak yen
December 6, 2012 / 3:21 AM / 5 years ago

Nikkei rises to seven month closing high helped by weak yen

TOKYO (Reuters) - The Nikkei average climbed to a seven-month closing high above the 9,500 mark on Thursday, encouraged by a yen kept weaker though persistent speculation the central bank would adopt bolder action to pull Japan out of deflation under a likely new government.

A visitor looks at market indices displayed at the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo September 26, 2012. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

The Nikkei .N225 rose 0.8 percent to 9,545.16, the highest closing level since April 26. The broader Topix .TOPX advanced 0.9 percent to 788.74.

Reporting by Ayai Tomisawa; Editing by Edwina Gibbs and Eric Meijer

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