Japanese shares trade higher today, reacting to upbeat manufacturing reports from the U.S....

|By:, SA News Editor

Japanese shares trade higher today, reacting to upbeat manufacturing reports from the U.S. overnight. The Nikkei Average gains 0.9% to 13,978, with exporters leading on a stabilized currency: Hitachi (HTHIY.PK + 2.4%), Canon (CAJ +1.1%), Fuji Heavy Industries (FUJHY.PK +1.5%). Resource shares also move up: Inpex (IPXHY.PK +2.4%) and Sumitomo Metal Mining (SMMYY.OB +3.9%).