Japanese Market Notably Higher
(RTTNews) - The Japanese stock market is notably higher on Wednesday, extending the gains in the previous seven sessions, with the Nikkei 225 moving above the 33,100 level, despite the broadly negative cues from global markets overnight, with gains across most sectors, led by exporters and technology stocks.
The benchmark Nikkei 225 Index is up 116.44 or 0.35 percent at 33,153.20, after touching a high of 32,279.00 earlier. Japanese stocks ended modestly higher on Tuesday.
Market heavyweight SoftBank Group is losing almost 1 percent, while Uniqlo operator Fast Retailing is gaining almost 1 percent. Among automakers, Honda is gaining more than 2 percent and Toyota is adding almost 2 percent.
In the tech space, Screen Holdings and Advantest are gaining more than 2 percent each, while Tokyo Electron is adding almost 1 percent.