Nikkei rises to 3-1/2-month high, weaker yen supports exporters

TOKYO, May 18 (Reuters) – Japan’s Nikkei share average rose to a 3-1/2-month high on Friday morning after a weaker yen lifted exporters, while financial stocks extended their rally as U.S. bond yields remained high. The Nikkei gained 0.3 percent to …
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