Japanese stocks buck a down-trend in Asia and rise, boosted by a weakening yen ahead the...

|By:, SA News Editor

Japanese stocks buck a down-trend in Asia and rise, boosted by a weakening yen ahead the election on Sunday, when the easy money LDP is expected to win. European shares are mixed, apparently not so convinced by the just as easy Fed and news of the deal to turn the ECB into the eurozone bank police chief. Japan +1.7%, Hong Kong -0.3%, China -1%, India -0.5%. EU Stoxx 50 +0.2%, London -0.2%, Paris -0.1%, Frankfurt -0.3%, Milan +0.3%, Madrid +0.6%.