Tokyo Stock Exchange

Nikkei rises on weak yen but other Asian indexes mixed

Asian shares were mixed Wednesday, as the Tokyo benchmark jumped in the first trading of 2017, helped by a weak yen. Other indexes lost some gains from earlier this week.

KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added 2.2 percent to 19,536.72, while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 was little changed at 5,734.80. South Korea's Kospi edged up nearly 0.1 percent to 2,045.13. Hong Kong's Hang Seng dipped 0.2 percent to 22,104.67, while the Shanghai Composite index gained 0.1 percent to 3,139.80.

KIMONOS AND CLAPPING: The Tokyo Stock Exchange welcomed the new year in customary style as women in kimono clapped while Finance Minister Taro Aso rang a bell to celebrate this year's...

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