You are here

Tokyo: Nikkei hits 1 week closing high; exporters, financials gain

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 14:21

42602919 - 18_05_2017 - JAPNA-STOCKS-MARKETS.jpg

[TOKY] Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Wednesday to a one-week closing high helped by exporters after the dollar gained against the yen, while financials outperformed thanks to a rise in US Treasury yields.

The Nikkei ended 0.7 per cent higher at 19,742.98, the highest closing level since May 17.

The broader Topix index added 0.6 per cent to 1,575.11, while the JPX-Nikkei Index 400 advanced 0.6 per cent to 14,050.51.

REUTERS

sentifi.com

Market voices on:

Nespresso
Pair your daily business read with the perfect cup of espresso.

Subscribe to The Business Times today to receive your very own Nespresso Inissia coffee machine worth $188.

Find out more at btsub.sg/btdeal

Powered by GET.comGetCom