Japanese stocks soared Wednesday to end at their highest level in more than four years as the yen skidded amid hopes the countryâ€™s central bank may adopt aggressive easing measures following Gov. Masaaki Shirakawaâ€™s planned early departure.
Most other regional markets ended with modest gains in the wake of upbeat economic data from the U.S. and Europe a day earlier.
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- 1Nasdaq futures soar on Apple; Caterpillar, GM report
- 1Apple boosts buyback, to split stock 7-for-1
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- 2Googleâ€™s Stake in $2 Billion Apple-Samsung Trial Revealed
- 2U.S. Index Futures Little Changed Amid AT&T, Yum Results
- 3Apple earnings: These insiders have the most at stake
- 3Goldman Sachs Stands Firm as Banks Exit Commodity Trading
- 3China's yuan hits 16-month low
- 3Global share rally peters out, euro lifted by PMI boost
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