Nikkei rises a 5th straight day on weak yen, US economic optimism

jueves 4 de diciembre de 2014 02:31 GYT
 

TOKYO, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Japanese stocks jumped to a near
7-1/2-year high on Thursday as a weak yen lifted key exporter
shares while data showing U.S. economic resilience and
expectations of more monetary stimulus in Europe buoyed risk
appetites.
    Also lifting sentiment was a poll suggesting Prime Minister
Shinzo Abe's coalition will score a handsome win at the Dec. 14
general election, which could lead to a fresh mandate for his
"Abenomics" plan to revive the economy.[ID: nL3N0TO1A7]
    The Nikkei benchmark, rising for a fifth straight
day, ended 0.9 percent higher at 17,887.21, the highest closing
level since July 2007.
    The broader Topix gained 0.8 percent to a 6-1/2-year
peak at 1,440.60, and the JPX-Nikkei Index 400 added
0.7 percent to 13,078.27.

 (Reporting by Ayai Tomisawa; Editing by Richard Borsuk)