Nikkei rises on dividend optimism

Reuters Tokyo | Updated on January 23, 2018 Published on April 28, 2015

Japan’s Nikkei share average rose on Tuesday helped by hopes of better shareholder returns after Fanuc Corp doubled its dividend payout ratio, but the gains were limited ahead of a two-day US Federal Reserve’s policy meeting.

The Nikkei 225 ended 0.4 per cent higher at 20,058.95. The broader Topix gained 0.5 percent to 1,627.43 and the JPX-Nikkei Index 400 advanced 0.6 per cent to 14,771.19.

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Published on April 28, 2015
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