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Apr 10, 2013

Nikkei at highest close in nearly five years as new money flows in

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Nikkei average climbed to its highest closing level in nearly five years on Wednesday, with traders citing new money coming into the market after the central bank started its ultra-loose monetary easing this week.

The benchmark has rallied 7.5 percent since the Bank of Japan unveiled last Thursday that it planned to inject $1.4 trillion into the world’s third-largest economy to defeat deflation. It conducted its first bond buying operations on Monday.

Apr 9, 2013

Nikkei ends flat after hitting near 5-year high

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Nikkei average ended flat on Tuesday after rising to its highest level in nearly five years, as investors cashed in gains on stocks that had stellar performances after the central bank unveiled massive stimulus moves last week to revive the economy.

Japanese government debt prices eased, with longer maturities underperforming ahead of a 30-year sale later this week, even though the Bank of Japan lost no time in kickstarting the sweeping changes.

Apr 9, 2013

Japan’s Nikkei ends flat after hitting near 5-yr high, govt bonds slip

TOKYO, April 9 (Reuters) – Japan’s Nikkei average ended flat
on Tuesday after rising to its highest level in nearly five
years, as investors cashed in gains on stocks that had stellar
performances after the central bank unveiled massive stimulus
moves last week to revive the economy.

Japanese government debt prices eased, with longer
maturities underperforming ahead of a 30-year sale later this
week, even though the Bank of Japan lost no time in kickstarting
the sweeping changes.

Apr 9, 2013

Japan’s Nikkei rises to near 5-yr highs on BOJ steps, gov’t bonds mixed

TOKYO, April 9 (Reuters) – Japan’s Nikkei average rose to
its highest level in nearly five years for a third straight day
on Tuesday as investors continued to plow money into equities
after the central bank lost no time in kickstarting bold
stimulus steps announced last week.

Benchmark Japanese government debt prices were steady,
although superlong bonds slipped ahead of a 30-year sale later
this week.

Apr 8, 2013

Nikkei hits highest closing level in nearly five years on bold BOJ

TOKYO (Reuters) – The Nikkei share average climbed to a near 5-year closing high on Monday, as investors gave the thumbs-up to the Bank of Japan’s rapid move to immediately begin buying longer-dated bonds to whip deflation.

But Japanese government bond prices were mixed, with the longer maturities underperforming, after the central bank conducted its first government bond buying operations.

Apr 8, 2013

Nikkei hits highest closing level in nearly 5 yrs on bold BOJ, JGBs mixed

TOKYO, April 8 (Reuters) – The Nikkei share average climbed
to a near 5-year closing high on Monday, as investors gave the
thumbs-up to the Bank of Japan’s rapid move to immediately begin
buying longer-dated bonds to whip deflation.

But Japanese government bond prices were mixed, with the
longer maturities underperforming, after the central bank
conducted its first government bond buying operations.

Apr 8, 2013

Japanese stocks rise sharply, govt debt inch up as BOJ begins bond buying

TOKYO, April 8 (Reuters) – The Nikkei share average climbed
as much as 3.1 percent to hover near a 5-year high on Monday,
and bond prices inched up as investors responded positively to
the Bank of Japan’s move to begin buying longer-dated bonds
immediately to beat deflation.

The central bank conducted its first government bond buying
operations on Monday and said it will buy 1 trillion yen of JGBs
with maturities of between five and 10 years, and 200 billion
yen of bonds with maturities exceeding 10 years.

Apr 5, 2013

Japanese stocks climb after BOJ unveils stimulus, government bonds seesaw

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese shares jumped to near five-year highs and government bond prices rose sharply on Friday, with the long-end of the yield curve inverting, a day after the Bank of Japan announced extraordinary stimulus steps to revive the world’s third-largest economy.

The massive stimulus measures promise to inject about $1.4 trillion (£920.4 billion) into the economy in less than two years by buying government bonds across the yield curve as well as riskier exchange-traded funds.

Apr 5, 2013

Japanese stocks climb after Bank of Japan unveils stimulus, government bonds seesaw

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese shares jumped to near five-year highs and government bond prices rose sharply on Friday, with the long-end of the yield curve inverting, a day after the Bank of Japan announced extraordinary stimulus steps to revive the world’s third-largest economy.

The massive stimulus measures promise to inject about $1.4 trillion into the economy in less than two years by buying government bonds across the yield curve as well as riskier exchange-traded funds and <ID:L3N0CR3KT>

Apr 5, 2013

Japanese stocks climb after BOJ unveils stimulus, govt bonds seesaw

TOKYO, April 5 (Reuters) – Japanese shares jumped to near
five-year highs and government bond prices rose sharply on
Friday, with the long-end of the yield curve inverting, a day
after the Bank of Japan announced extraordinary stimulus steps
to revive the world’s third-largest economy.

The massive stimulus measures promise to inject about $1.4
trillion into the economy in less than two years by buying
government bonds across the yield curve as well as riskier
exchange-traded funds and

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      "I am head of the European stock markets team based in London. Before that, I was with Reuters Hong Kong for more than 10 years, covering politics, banking, macro-economy and Asian G-3 currency bonds and credit."
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