Japanese stocks are higher in early trading, adding to yesterday's gains after Wall Street...

|By:, SA News Editor

Japanese stocks are higher in early trading, adding to yesterday's gains after Wall Street posted another strong day. The Nikkei Average is currently up 1.4% at 8,644.61, with financials getting a boost from fresh monetary easing measures in Europe: Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (SMFG +2.6%), Nomura (NMR +3%), and Daiwa Securities (DWA +2.5%).