Nikkei rises on economic optimism, BOJ buying

TOKYO, March 5 (Reuters) – Japanese share prices ticked up on Thursday despite softness in Wall Street shares the previous day helped by optimism on the Japanese economy and bolstered by the Bank of Japan’s buying earlier this week.

The Nikkei rose 0.3 percent to 18,751.84 while the broader Topix rose 0.4 percent to 1,523.72.

But trading volume was the lowest so far this year as investors looked to the European Central Bank’s policy meeting later in the day and the U.S. employment data on Friday.] The JPX-Nikkei Index 400 rose 0.5 percent to 13,846.45.

(Reporting by Hideyuki Sano; Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore)

Nikkei Futures

nikkeifutures.org@imediaone.com

You may also like...

Rules of Discussion on Nikkei rises on economic optimism, BOJ buying

1. This forum is for discussion of financial markets. Please respect others view even if they are contrary to you.
2. Member's comments should lead to value addition in forum discussion.
3. If anyone is found making repetitive Explicit/Abusive/Racial comments, his account shall be banned and old posts will be deleted.
4. Providing Advice/Recommendations/Tips is fine but it should be free. Members cannot ask to be paid for it. Paid Advice is stricly prohibited
5. Spam links are not allowed. Too much promotion or using Contact info in ID will lead to account ban.
IMP : Memebrs are requeuested to flag any violations to keep Forum Clean