Nikkei rises to near 4-week high on earnings optimism

martes 21 de julio de 2015 02:08 GYT

TOKYO, July 21 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average
climbed to near four-week highs on Tuesday, supported by growing
expectations for strong first-quarter earnings while gains in
Chinese shares also underpinned sentiment.
    The Nikkei share average ended 0.9 percent higher at
20,841.97, the highest closing level since June 24.
    The broader Topix gained 0.7 percent to 1,673.88 and
the JPX-Nikkei Index 400 advanced 0.6 percent to

 (Reporting by Ayai Tomisawa; Editing by Shri Navaratnam)