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Nikkei rises to fresh two-month high

June 3, 2014 - 07:38
Japan's Nikkei share average closed at a fresh two-month high after investors took heart from upbeat U.S. manufacturing data, while the weaker yen spurred buying in exporters and index-heavyweight stocks such as SoftBank Corp. (Reuters)
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Nikkei hits 2-month high on China PMI; Dai-ichi Life dives

June 2, 2014 - 06:36
Japan's Nikkei share average climbed to a two-month closing high on Monday after strong Chinese factory data lifted sentiment. But Dai-ichi Life Insurance Co Ltd tumbled on news that it is in talks to buy a U.S. life insurance company, with investors wondering how the company would fund the acquisition. (cnbc.com)
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Tokyo shares up despite weak spending

May 30, 2014 - 07:14
Stocks in Tokyo edged higher Friday despite signs of weaker household spending, while shares in Sydney took a hit from falling iron ore prices. (Wall Street Journal)
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Nikkei gains for sixth day as strong Asian shares underpin sentiment

May 29, 2014 - 07:47
Japan's Nikkei share average rose marginally, extending its gains into a sixth day as strong Asian equities supported sentiment, but trading was choppy as some investors booked profits from the recent gains. (Reuters)
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