Nikkei share edges up

Dhaka,  Sat,  22 July 2017
Published : 18 Apr 2017, 12:18:00
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Nikkei share edges up as dollar climbs

Nikkei share edges up
Japan's Nikkei stock index took its cue from a rebound in US shares and a weaker yen on Tuesday, pulling away from its recent five-month lows.

The Nikkei was up 0.2 per cent at midday at 18,398.24.

The dollar added 0.1 per cent at 108.96 yen, after plumbing five-month lows on Monday. 

The Tokyo Stock Exchange's banks sub-index rose 1.7 and the securities sub-index added 1.3 per cent.

Shares of engine maker Daihatsu Diesel jumped as much as 9.2 per cent to their highest levels since mid-December, after it raised its group net profit outlook on Monday.

The broader Topix added 0.4 per cent to 1,471.47, while the JPX-Nikkei Index 400 also gained 0.4 per cent to 13,190.03, according to Reuters.
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