Japanese stocks move higher out of the gate, as data-inspired gains for the dollar versus the...

|By:, SA News Editor

Japanese stocks move higher out of the gate, as data-inspired gains for the dollar versus the yen gives a boost to exporters. The Nikkei Average added 0.9% to 8,888. Currency-sensitive exporters mostly rallied: Sony (SNE +2%), Panasonic (PC +2.2%), Renesas Electronics (RNECY.PK +3.6%), Toyota (TM +1.3%), Honda (HMC +2.2%) and Canon (CAJ +1.7%).