Japan’s Nikkei closes at two-decade high

by | October 11, 2017 3:16 pm

The Nikkei Stock Average hit a two-decade closing high on Wednesday, a milestone for the nation’s long-suffering stock market, driven by stronger earnings, an improved economy and a better environment for shareholders.   The Nikkei rose 57.76 points to close at 20881.27, the highest close since 20943.90 on Dec. 5, 1996, less than a day before…

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