Nikkei edges up, but caution prevails ahead of global events

TOKYO, June 8 Japan’s Nikkei share average hovered in positive terrain on Thursday, with the yen moving away from recent highs and Wall Street edging up, but market participants were on guard ahead of key events. The Nikkei was up 0.1 percent at 19,993.97 …
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