Asia stock markets mixed, Japan’s Nikkei jumps

January 24, 2013 • Business

Pedestrians look at an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. Japan’s benchmark stock index jumped about 2 percent Friday after the country’s currency continued to slide against the dollar. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

BANGKOK (AP) — Japan’s benchmark stock index jumped Friday as the yen continued to retreat against the dollar and investors cheered the new government’s plans to boost the economy. Other Asian stock markets were mixed.

Evan Lucas of IG Markets in Melbourne said he expect to see surges in Japan’s Nikkei 225 index after Yasutoshi Nishimura, a senior vice minister of the Japanese government’s Cabinet Office, commented that the yen would fall further. Login to read more

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