Nikkei hits 18-year high, breaches peak reached in 2000

martes 23 de junio de 2015 20:07 GYT

TOKYO, June 24 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average rose 0.4 percent in morning trade on Wednesday, surpassing its peak hit in 2000 to reach its highest level since 1997.

The index rose as high as 20902.75 in early deals.

(Reporting by Hideyuki Sano; Editing by Shri Navaratnam)