Nikkei ticks up, advances for the week on bullish 2015 outlook
TOKYO, Dec 26(Reuters) - Japanese stocks ticked up on Friday, with sentiment buoyed by bullish expectations for 2015 helping to overcome slight losses from profit-taking in the morning session. The Nikkei benchmark closed up 0.1 percent at 17,818.96 in quiet trade. The average added 1.1 percent over the holiday-shortened week, which saw the thinnest trade volume since May. Market heavyweight Fanuc Corp added 0.4 percent, accounting for a third of the Nikkei's overall gains. The broader Topix gained 0.4 percent to 1,427.50, while the JPX-Nikkei Index 400 gained 0.3 percent to 12,693.12. (Reporting by Thomas Wilson; Editing by Eric Meijer)
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