Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Japan's Nikkei index of 225 hits 26-year high

The Nikkei index of 225 leading Japanese shares reached its highest level for 26 years at the end of trading on Tuesday.

It added 0.6% to its value to end at 23,849.99 when the markets reopened following a public holiday on Monday - its highest level since November 1991.

The index was helped by gains on Wall Street during the holiday.

The Nikkei's rise follows Japan's longest period of economic growth in more than two decades.

Japan's economy has been boosted by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Abenomics reform package and a rise in business investment.

BBC      News.