Friday, October 31, 2014   

Nikkei advances 3pc at break
(06-10 10:46)

Stocks in Tokyo bounced 3.01 percent on the back of a weaker yen and better-than-expected US jobs data which boosted hopes the Federal Reserve will hold off cutting back on stimulus.
The benchmark Nikkei 225 index, which lost 6.51 percent last week, was up 3.01 percent, or 387.69 points, to 13,265.22 by the break, while the Topix index of all first-section shares jumped 3.78 percent, or 39.91 points, to 1,096.86.--AFP
   
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Hang Seng finishes higher (2 hrs ago)
IAG airlines group logs improving Q3 profits (2 hrs ago)
European stocks rally at open (2 hrs 34 mins ago)
Panasonic says half-year profit dives (10-31 15:53)
Nikkei soars to seven-year high (10-31 15:44)
Japan Airlines H1 net profit slips (10-31 15:43)
Sony says half-year loss balloons six-fold (10-31 15:42)
RBS sets aside 400m pounds for forex probes (10-31 15:41)
BoJ chief says at 'critical moment' for exiting deflation (10-31 15:40)

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