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Japan stocks advance for fourth day to 15-year high

Other Asian markets post broad gains

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By Laura He, MarketWatch


Reuters
Tokyo stocks gain further on Monday, with other Asian markets also closing higher.

HONG KONG (MarketWatch) -- Japan stocks advanced to their best closing level in 15 years on Monday, extending a four-day winning streak, as markets tracked a rally in the U.S. equities at the end of last week.

The Nikkei Average /zigman2/quotes/210597971/delayed JP:NIK -0.93%  rose 0.7% to 18,466.92, the highest settlement since April 2000. The broader Topix /zigman2/quotes/210598092/delayed JP:180460 -0.62%  edged up 0.2%.

The yen /zigman2/quotes/210561789/realtime/sampled USDJPY +0.0553%  weakened versus the greenback, trading at ¥119.23 from ¥119.07 late Friday in New York.

The U.S. markets climbed on Friday after the eurozone finance ministers agreed to extend Greece’s bailout by four months .

In Japan, top outperformers included electronics component supplier TDK Corporation /zigman2/quotes/208948266/delayed JP:6762 -2.62%  , jumping 2.4%, camera maker Olympus Corp. /zigman2/quotes/200860615/delayed JP:7733 -0.82%  , gaining 2.3%, rival Nikon Corp. /zigman2/quotes/203281219/delayed JP:7731 +0.76%  , adding 1.1%, and auto maker Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. /zigman2/quotes/208298710/delayed JP:7201 +0.54%  , up 1.5%.

However, auto-parts provider Takata Corporation  fell 2.6%, after the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it would fine the company $14,000 per day for failing to fully cooperate with the agency’s probe into its defective air bags.

Other Asian markets also recorded broad gains. Sydney’s S&P/ASX 200 /zigman2/quotes/210598100/delayed AU:XJO -0.37%   finished up 0.5%, and Seoul’s Kospi Composite Index /zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed KR:180721 -0.42%  settled 0.4% higher.

Meanwhile, Hong Kong stocks seesawed in their post-holiday return, with the Hang Seng Index /zigman2/quotes/210598030/delayed HK:HSI +0.43%   ending up less than 0.1%.

Mainland Chinese stocks markets remained closed for the Lunar New Year. They were due to reopen on Wednesday.

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JP : Nikkei
29,018.33
-272.68 -0.93%
Volume: 0.00
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JP : Tokyo Exchange (TOPIX)
1,963.57
-12.29 -0.62%
Volume: 0.00
June 17, 2021 3:00p
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US : Tullett Prebon
110.2980
+0.0610 +0.0553%
Volume: 0.0000
June 17, 2021 7:46p
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/zigman2/quotes/208948266/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 13,390.00
-360.00 -2.62%
Volume: 1.08M
June 17, 2021 3:00p
P/E Ratio
21.36
Dividend Yield
1.42%
Market Cap
¥1736.94 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/200860615/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 2,357.50
-19.50 -0.82%
Volume: 1.68M
June 17, 2021 3:00p
P/E Ratio
52.54
Dividend Yield
0.59%
Market Cap
¥2885.71 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/203281219/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 1,199.00
+9.00 +0.76%
Volume: 1.88M
June 17, 2021 3:00p
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
2.50%
Market Cap
¥436.95 billion
Rev. per Employee
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/zigman2/quotes/208298710/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 562.10
+3.00 +0.54%
Volume: 8.08M
June 17, 2021 3:00p
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
0.00%
Market Cap
¥2188.35 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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AU : S&P ASX
7,359.00
-27.20 -0.37%
Volume: 94,066
June 18, 2021 8:31a
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/zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed
KR : Korea Exchange
3,264.96
-13.72 -0.42%
Volume: 1.85M
June 17, 2021 3:30p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598030/delayed
HK : Hong Kong Exchange
28,558.59
+121.75 +0.43%
Volume: 1.89M
June 17, 2021 4:08p
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Laura He is a MarketWatch reporter based in Hong Kong. Follow Laura on Twitter at: @lauraliuhe.

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