Nikkei closes at fresh 8-year high on U.S. rally; BOJ keeps policy steady

miércoles 18 de febrero de 2015 02:12 GYT

TOKYO, Feb 18 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average
closed at a fresh eight-year high on Wednesday after U.S. stocks
rallied on hopes that a debt deal would be reached with Greece,
while investors digested the Bank of Japan's decision to keep
policy unchanged.
    The Nikkei closed 1.2 percent higher at 18,199.17,
the highest closing price since July 2007. 
    The broader Topix gained 1.4 percent to 1,482.67,
the highest closing level since December 2007.
    The JPX-Nikkei Index 400 rose 1.4 percent to

 (Reporting by Ayai Tomisawa; Editing by Eric Meijer)