Japanese stocks rise to six-year high

|By:, SA News Editor

The Nikkei hit its highest level in almost six years, rising 1.8% to 15,727 as the yen continued to fall vs the dollar following U.S. economic data overnight, including surprisingly strong weekly jobless data.

At the close of Tokyo trading, the USD-JPY was at ¥102.08, well above Wednesday's corresponding level of ¥101.53. The yen is now at ¥102.19.

Elsewhere in Asia, Hong Kong -0.2%, China +0.8%, India +0.7%.

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