Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Nikkei rises over 2 pct after Fed vows to keep rates low

TOKYO: The Nikkei share average rose more than 2 percent Wednesday after the Federal Reserve's pledge to keep rates near zero for another two years sparked a rally in U.S. stocks.

The benchmark Nikkei was up 1.8 percent at 9,103.85, after reaching as high as 9,144.33.

The broader Topix gained 1.5 percent to 781.96. ' Reuters


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