Japanese shares return from a three-day weekend to hit a 32-month high of 10,952.31 after...

|By:, SA News Editor

Japanese shares return from a three-day weekend to hit a 32-month high of 10,952.31 after missing out on yesterday's falling yen, but then pairs gains to close +0.7% at 10879.08 after Economy Minister Akira Amari suggests that the weakening of the currency has gone far enough. Elsewhere, Asian and European stocks are mixed as fears about the U.S. debt ceiling weigh on sentiment. Japan +0.7%, Hong Kong -0.1%, China +0.6%, India +0.6%. EU Stoxx 50 -0.3%, London -0.1%, Paris flat, Frankfurt -0.2%, Italy flat, Madrid -0.8%.