Thursday, April 25, 2013

(BN) Japanese Shares Advance Ahead of BOJ Policy Meeting: Canon Falls

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Japanese Shares Advance Ahead of BOJ Policy Meeting: Canon Falls
2013-04-25 00:14:11.92 GMT


By Anna Kitanaka
April 25 (Bloomberg) -- Japanese shares gained, with the
Nikkei 225 Stock Average rising to its highest since 2008, ahead
of a Bank of Japan policy meeting. Canon Inc. dropped after its
profit forecast fell short of analysts' estimates.
The Nikkei 225 gained 0.4 percent 13,897.99 as of 9:05 a.m.
in Tokyo, its highest level since June 2008. The Topix Index
gained 0.3 percent to 1,167.41, with about twice as many shares
rising as falling.


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