Monday, April 21, 2014   

Nikkei soars more than 3pc by break
(02-06 10:37)

Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei 225 index soared more than 3.0 percent by the break on Wednesday as the yen plunged on news that the head of the Bank of Japan had said he would quit early.
The Nikkei was up 3.11 percent, or 343.91 points, at 11,390.83, while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares jumped 2.87 percent, or 26.93 points, to 966.63, AFP reports
Bank of Japan (BoJ) Governor Masaaki Shirakawa on Tuesday said he would step down about three weeks before his five-year term is due to end on April 8, after the central bank and Japan's new government butted heads on policy matters.
   
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