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Sept. 2, 2014, 5:37 a.m. EDT

Japan stocks climb to seven-month high as yen weakens

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By Laura He, MarketWatch


Reuters

HONG KONG (MarketWatch) — Japan stocks climbed on Tuesday to its highest closing level in seven months, with a softer yen helping boost export-related shares.

The Nikkei Average /zigman2/quotes/210597971/delayed JP:NIK +0.51%  ended up 1.2% at 15,668.60, a closing level it hasn’t seen since late January. The broader Topix index /zigman2/quotes/210598092/delayed JP:180460 +0.48%  also rose 1.1%.

Meanwhile, the yen /zigman2/quotes/210561789/realtime/sampled USDJPY -0.0758%  declined against the greenback, trading at ¥104.854 from ¥104.354 a day ago.

Exporters posted substantial gains, as camera maker Olympus Corp. /zigman2/quotes/200860615/delayed JP:7733 -1.38%  advanced 3%, console maker Nintendo Co., Ltd. /zigman2/quotes/208063194/delayed JP:7974 -0.34%  rose 2.9%, IT-services provider Fujitsu Ltd. /zigman2/quotes/208459594/delayed JP:6702 -0.98%  added 2.8%, electronics giant Hitachi, Ltd. /zigman2/quotes/203839937/delayed JP:6501 +1.12%  improved by 2.3%, and PC manufacturer NEC Corp. /zigman2/quotes/205173342/delayed JP:6701 +0.33%  tacked on 2.2%.

In Hong Kong, the benchmark Hang Seng Index /zigman2/quotes/210598030/delayed HK:HSI -0.32%  finished flat.

Market movers included telecom giant China Mobile Ltd. /zigman2/quotes/200868736/delayed HK:941 +0.80% , up 2.1%, while Internet major Tencent Holdings Ltd. /zigman2/quotes/204605823/delayed HK:700 -0.30%  fell 0.7%, and Sino-British banking giant HSBC Holdings PLC /zigman2/quotes/202687335/delayed HK:5 -1.40%  dropped 0.5%.

Elsewhere, mainland China’s Shanghai Composite Index /zigman2/quotes/210598127/delayed CN:SHCOMP -0.12%  settled 1.4% higher, Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 /zigman2/quotes/210598100/delayed AU:XJO +1.51%  closed up 0.5%, while South Korea’s Kospi Composite Index /zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed KR:180721 +0.27%  was off 0.8%.

/zigman2/quotes/210597971/delayed
JP : Nikkei
23,204.62
+116.80 +0.51%
Volume: 0.00
Sept. 25, 2020 3:15p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598092/delayed
JP : Tokyo Exchange (TOPIX)
1,634.23
+7.79 +0.48%
Volume: 0.00
Sept. 25, 2020 3:00p
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/zigman2/quotes/210561789/realtime/sampled
US : Tullett Prebon
105.5010
-0.0800 -0.0758%
Volume: 0.0000
Sept. 27, 2020 8:15p
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/zigman2/quotes/200860615/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 2,077.00
-29.00 -1.38%
Volume: 4.07M
Sept. 25, 2020 3:00p
P/E Ratio
67.23
Dividend Yield
0.96%
Market Cap
¥2670.16 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥22.14M
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/zigman2/quotes/208063194/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 59,020.00
-200.00 -0.34%
Volume: 783,400
Sept. 25, 2020 3:00p
P/E Ratio
20.17
Dividend Yield
1.66%
Market Cap
¥7030.67 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥217.41M
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/zigman2/quotes/208459594/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 14,160.00
-140.00 -0.98%
Volume: 691,000
Sept. 25, 2020 3:00p
P/E Ratio
16.73
Dividend Yield
1.41%
Market Cap
¥2835.48 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥28.38M
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/zigman2/quotes/203839937/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 3,608.00
+40.00 +1.12%
Volume: 4.43M
Sept. 25, 2020 3:00p
P/E Ratio
18.33
Dividend Yield
2.63%
Market Cap
¥3488.44 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥30.84M
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/zigman2/quotes/205173342/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 6,020.00
+20.00 +0.33%
Volume: 2.03M
Sept. 25, 2020 3:00p
P/E Ratio
17.04
Dividend Yield
1.33%
Market Cap
¥1636.50 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥26.58M
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/zigman2/quotes/210598030/delayed
HK : Hong Kong Exchange
23,235.42
-75.65 -0.32%
Volume: 1.79M
Sept. 25, 2020 4:08p
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/zigman2/quotes/200868736/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 50.35
+0.40 +0.80%
Volume: 12.56M
Sept. 25, 2020 4:08p
P/E Ratio
8.80
Dividend Yield
6.46%
Market Cap
HK$1030.94 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$1.88M
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/zigman2/quotes/204605823/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 503.50
-1.50 -0.30%
Volume: 13.23M
Sept. 25, 2020 4:08p
P/E Ratio
42.07
Dividend Yield
0.24%
Market Cap
HK$4784.59 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$8.27M
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/zigman2/quotes/202687335/delayed
HK : Hong Kong
HK$ 28.20
-0.40 -1.40%
Volume: 42.47M
Sept. 25, 2020 4:08p
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
0.00%
Market Cap
HK$568.22 billion
Rev. per Employee
HK$2.88M
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/zigman2/quotes/210598127/delayed
CN : China: Shanghai
3,219.42
-3.76 -0.12%
Volume: 16.48B
Sept. 25, 2020 3:01p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598100/delayed
AU : S&P ASX
5,964.90
+89.00 +1.51%
Volume: 190.00
Sept. 28, 2020 9:44a
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/zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed
KR : Korea Exchange
2,278.79
+6.09 +0.27%
Volume: 697,961
Sept. 25, 2020 3:32p
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Laura He is a MarketWatch reporter based in Hong Kong. Follow Laura on Twitter at: @lauraliuhe.

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