Sunday, 17 May 2015

Asian Market Update

Nikkei adds 0.3 percent
Japan's Nikkei 225 edged up at the open, buoyed by better-than-expected economic data and strong gains in financial heavyweights. Top lenders outperformed the bourse after announcing plans to raise dividend payments and buy back their own shares.
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group and Mizuho Financial Group charged up nearly 2 percent each, while Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group advanced 0.8 percent.


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