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Japan: Nikkei hits near 3-week high on Wall Street gains

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[TOKYO] Japan's Nikkei share average surged to a near three-week high on Thursday tracking strength in Wall Street, while financial stocks were in demand after US yields rose.

The Nikkei gained 1.8 per cent to 19,402.39, the highest closing level since Jan 6.

The broader Topix gained 1.5 per cent to 1,545.01 and the JPX-Nikkei Index 400 advanced 1.6 per cent to 13,859.63.

REUTERS

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