Friday, July 8, 2011

Nikkei hits 4 month high as Wall Street shines on data

TOKYO: The Nikkei benchmark index hit a four-month peak on Friday, getting closer to pre-quake levels, pushed sharply higher after improvements in labour market and retail sales data buoyed Wall Street ahead of crucial employment figures.

The Nikkei average opened up 1.3 percent at 10,205.71 on Friday, while the broader Topix gained 0.9 percent to 878.39. ' Reuters


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