Nikkei extends gains on stimulus hopes, Nintendo slips on Pokemon profit-taking

miércoles 13 de julio de 2016 03:20 GYT
 

* Nikkei up on renewed expectations of Abe stimulus

* Bernanke's Tokyo visit spurs talk of "helicopter money"

* Cyclical shares gain; yen benefits exporters

By Hideyuki Sano

TOKYO, July 13 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei hit one-month intraday high before ending up 0.8 percent at 16,231.43, bringing its gains since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's election victory on Sunday to 7.4 percent.

Banks were the top gainers among the Tokyo Stock Exchange's 33 industry subindexes, adding 3.9 percent.

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group jumped 5.3 percent and Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group rose 4.3 percent.

Securities broker Nomura Holdings gained 3.5 percent while rival Daiwa Securities surged 3.4 percent.

As the yen slipped to a three-week low of almost 105 to the dollar, exporters were also a bright spot.   Continuación...