Japanese stocks rose to a one-week high and the dollar strengthened on Thursday as investors grew hopeful that US politicians will resolve in coming days the fiscal impasse that has sapped market confidence. Tokyo's Nikkei share average advanced 0.9% to its highest point since the middle of last week, although shares elsewhere in Asia lost ground. The US Standard & Poor's 500 E-mini futures added 0.5%, pointing to a firmer open on Wall Street. US Treasury futures eased 13 ticks. Financial bookmakers expected major European indexes to open up as much as ...
Japan shares, dollar up on hopes of US breakthrough
Nikkei advances 0.9% even though shares elsewhere in Asia lose ground