Japanese stocks close higher on weaker yen

16:51, December 08, 2010      

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Japanese stocks closed higher Wednesday as a weaker yen against the dollar boosted exporter shares.

After rising to a seven-month intraday high of 10,258.90, the 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average ended at 10,232.33, up 91.23 points or 0.90 percent.

The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange rose 8.29 points, or 0.94 percent, to 887.39.

Volume leader Mizuho Financial Group gained 1 yen, or 0.7 percent, to 137 yen.

Trading volume on the main section increased to 1,928.00 million shares from Tuesday's 1,726.44 million.

The TSE's Second Section index was up 18.03 points, or 0.85 percent, to 2.128.69 on a volume of 51.08 million shares. On the Osaka Securities Exchange, the near-term December Nikkei 225 index futures contract rose 90 points to 10,240.

Source:Xinhua

(Editor:黄蓓蓓)

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