Tuesday, September 30, 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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Apple to launch iPhone 6 in China from October 17 (29 mins ago)
German unemployment rate steady in September: official data (1 hr 23 mins ago)
Hang Seng plunges ahead of holidays (1 hr 31 mins ago)
French public debt over 2.0 trillion euros for first time: data (09-30 14:59)
German retail sales climb in August (09-30 14:25)
China September PMI misses estimate: HSBC (09-30 14:05)
China clears way for Apple iPhone 6 sales: regulator (09-30 13:50)
Hang Seng falls by lunch (09-30 12:27)
Japan factory output falls further in August (09-30 12:15)

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