Nikkei rises above 20,000 to hit nearly 2-year high on upbeat U.S. data

TOKYO, June 2 Japan’s Nikkei share average broke through the 20,000-point barrier for the first time since December 2015 on Friday after a batch of strong U.S. economic data lifted Wall Street and the U.S. currency against the yen. The Nikkei swept through …
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