Wednesday, 18 July 2018 10:49 WIB |
MARKET UPDATE |Nikkei 225Saham JepangIndeks acuan Nikkei 225Topix JepangJapan Topix
Japan's Nikkei share average soared to a more than one-month high on Wednesday morning as exporters such as automakers and technology firms got a boost after the dollar hit a six-month high against the yen.
The Nikkei surged 1.0 percent to 22,921.20 at morning close after rising to 22,949.32, its highest point since June 13.
Toyota Motor Corp advanced 1.5 percent, Mazda Motor Co surged 1.8 percent, TDK Corp soared 3.2 percent, Advantest Corp added 2.1 percent and Panasonic Corp rose 1.5 percent.
Drugmaker Shionogi & Co surged 1.9 percent after Swiss drugmaker Roche™s late-stage study showed that its new flu drug worked for people at high risk for serious flu complications.
The broader Topix gained 0.7 percent to 1,758.02.