Nikkei rises as Wall Street keeps climbing, but stronger yen keeps gains in check

TOKYO, Dec 8 (Reuters) – Japan’s Nikkei share average rose on Thursday, fuelled by a further rise on Wall Street, but a stronger yen kept gains in check. The Nikkei finished the morning up 0.8 percent at 18,649.03 points, nearing last week’s 11-month high.
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