Nikkei advances on earnings hopes; Panasonic soars 3.7 pct

martes 21 de abril de 2015 02:24 GYT

TOKYO, Apr 21(Reuters) - Japanese stocks rose on Tuesday as
hopes for strong corporate earnings, buoyed by major automakers
and electronics manufacturers.
    The Nikkei benchmark closed up 1.4 percent at
19,909.09 points, while the broader Topix gained 1.6
percent to close at a seven-year high of 1,608.88.
    Toyota Motor Corp and Nissan Motor Co Ltd,
gained 2.2 percent and 2.4 percent, respectively, while
Panasonic Corp gained 3.7 percent. 
    The JPX-Nikkei Index 400 climbed 1.7 percent to

 (Reporting by Thomas Wilson; Editing by Kim Coghill)