Thursday, December 18, 2014   

Nikkei rallies at break
(11-28 10:44)

Stocks in Tokyo advanced 1.18 percent thanks to a weak yen and following another record close on Wall Street. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index gained 181.72 points to 15,631.35 by the break, while the Topix index of all first-section shares was up 0.74 percent, or 9.25 points, at 1,256.33.—AFP
   
Other Business breaking news:
UK retail sales surge thanks to 'Black Friday' (3 mins ago)
Cautious Japanese firms holding record assets: BoJ (1 hr 10 mins ago)
German business confidence grows in December (1 hr 11 mins ago)
Swiss central bank introduces negative interest rate (1 hr 32 mins ago)
Hang Seng finishes higher, Shanghai down (1 hr 59 mins ago)
Ruble rallies in early trading on day of Putin press conference (2 hrs 52 mins ago)
Nikkei soars on weaker yen (12-18 14:59)
Hang Seng up by lunch (12-18 12:35)
Fed says can be 'patient' on rate rise (12-18 12:11)
China's home prices continue to cool, declines narrowing (12-18 12:09)

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