Nikkei hits three-week high

|By:, SA News Editor

Japanese stocks rose to a three-week high this morning, posting large gains for the ninth consecutive day, as a weaker yen shored up exporters after Fed meeting minutes raised the risk of an earlier interest rate hike.

The Nikkei closed at its highest level since July 31, climbing 0.9% to 15,586.20. The nine-days of straight gains was the index's longest streak since December.

The Topix also gained 0.9% to 1,291.19, while the JPX-Nikkei Index 400 rose 0.9% to 11,752.54.

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