Nikkei edges up as dollar, Wall Street climb

TOKYO, April 18 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei stock index took its cue from a rebound in U.S. shares and a weaker yen on Tuesday, pulling away from its recent five-month lows. The Nikkei was up 0.2 percent at midday at 18,398.24. The dollar added 0.1 percent ... ( read original story ...)

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TOKYO Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin will hold a bilateral meeting on Thursday on the sidelines of the Group of 20 finance leaders' gathering in Washington D.C., Japan's Ministry of Finance said on Monday. ( read original story ...)

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