Thursday, December 18, 2014   

Nikkei jumps to five-month high
(06-24 14:24)

Tokyo stocks edged up 0.05 percent on Tuesday, shrugging off earlier profit-taking and closing at fresh five-month highs.
The Nikkei 225 index gained 6.96 points to 15,376.24, the best finish since late January, while the Topix index of all first-section issues firmed 0.08 percent, or 1.02 points, to 1,268.50. --AFP   
Other Business breaking news:
UK retail sales surge thanks to 'Black Friday' (2 hrs 57 mins ago)
Cautious Japanese firms holding record assets: BoJ (12-18 17:24)
German business confidence grows in December (12-18 17:23)
Swiss central bank introduces negative interest rate (12-18 17:03)
Hang Seng finishes higher, Shanghai down (12-18 16:35)
Ruble rallies in early trading on day of Putin press conference (12-18 15:42)
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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