Nikkei average hits 15-year high on Greece optimism

lunes 22 de junio de 2015 21:11 GYT

TOKYO, June 23 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average jumped more than one percent to hit a 15-year high on Tuesday on hopes that Greece will clinch a deal with its creditors to avoid defaulting on payments due at the end of month.

The Nikkei rose to as high as 20,677.58, its highest level since April 2000, edging near the peak of 20,833.21 hit in that month.

(Reporting by Hideyuki Sano; Editing by Eric Meijerf)