Nikkei rises above two-week highs on weaker yen amid Trump talks

Gain of 0.4% helped by Wall Street records, weaker yen and talks between Trump and Abe

 Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe on a TV screen beside monitors showing the Japanese yen’s exchange rate against the dollar

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe on a TV screen beside monitors showing the Japanese yen’s exchange rate against the dollar

 

Japan’s Nikkei share average rose to more than two-week highs on Monday, helped by Wall Street breaking records, a weaker yen and relief that talks between US president Donald Trump and Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe yielded no negative surprises.

The Nikkei gained 0.4 per cent to 19,459.15, its highest closing since January 27th.

The broader Topix gained 0.5 per cent to 1,554.20, while the JPX-Nikkei Index 400 rose 0.5 per cent to 13,946.05.

– Reuters