REFILE-Nikkei sees biggest daily gain in 6-1/2 weeks on Wall St, Fed confidence

jueves 18 de diciembre de 2014 02:24 GYT

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    TOKYO, Dec 18(Reuters) - Japanese stocks enjoyed their best
day in 6-1/2 weeks on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve
expressed confidence in the U.S. economy and promised a
"patient" approach to raising interest rates, boosting Wall
Street shares.
    The Nikkei benchmark climbed 2.3 percent to
17,210.05, its biggest daily jump since Nov. 4.
    Exporters Toyota Motor Co and Canon Inc 
climbed 1.5 percent and 1.7 percent respectively, benefitting
from a weaker yen.
    The broader Topix gained 1.8 percent to close at
1,376.32, while the JPX-Nikkei Index 400 also added
1.8 percent to 12,482.00. 

 (Reporting by Thomas Wilson; Editing by Sunil Nair)