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Japan’s stocks up as business sentiment improves

September 30, 2013 • Entertainment


People walk past the electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, Sept. 30, 2013. Japan’s Nikkei 225 stock average, the region’s heavyweight, closed 2.1 percent lower at 14,455.80 as financial markets were rocked Monday by fears that the U.S. government was heading for a shutdown and renewed political instability in Italy. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

BANGKOK (AP) — Japanese stocks surged Tuesday after a business survey showed mounting confidence among the country’s powerhouse manufacturers.

The Nikkei 225 in Tokyo rose 1.2 percent to 14,627.66 after the latest quarterly “tankan” survey showed a sharp improvement from the prior period. Login to read more

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