Nikkei buoyed by weaker yen, higher yields lift lenders

TOKYO Nov 16 Japan’s Nikkei share average rose to a 9-1/2-month high on Wednesday, as a weaker yen underpinned exporters and higher Japanese yields stoked bank shares. The Nikkei ended up 1.1 percent at 17,862.21, scaling its highest levels since Feb. 1.
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