The global bull run continues as an upwards revision of Japan's Q4 GDP data helps boost the...

|By:, SA News Editor

The global bull run continues as an upwards revision of Japan's Q4 GDP data helps boost the Nikkei 2.6% to 12,283.62, its highest close since September 2008. Along with better-than-expected Chinese exports and anticipation of a U.S. jobs report later, the news lifts shares across Europe and Asia - although not in China - with the FTSE 100 touching five-year peaks. Hong Kong +1.4%, China -0.2%, India +1.2%. EU Stoxx +0.8%, London +0.5%, Paris +0.8%, Frankfurt +0.5%, Italy +1%, Spain +1.2%.