Nikkei scales 18-1/2 year peak on earnings optimism, Greek hopes

miércoles 24 de junio de 2015 02:16 GYT

TOKYO, June 24 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average
vaulted to the highest level since 1996, ramping up the gains to
around 20 percent since the start of the year thanks to signs of
a pick up in economic growth, earnings optimism and hopes Greece
will avoid a debt default.
    The Nikkei climbed 0.3 percent to 20,868.03, rising
above its peak of 20,833.21 hit at the height of the dot-com
bubble in 2000. The broader Topix rose 0.2 percent to
1,679.89, an eight-year closing high.

 (Editing by Shri Navaratnam)