December 29, 2012

The Japanese stockmarket Nikkei closed at 10,395 up 23 percent from 2011

"The 225-issue benchmark ... close(d) at 10,395.18...The Nikkei was up 23 percent from the end of 2011, posting its first year-on-year rise in three years and its largest annual percentage gain since 2005, when it grew by 40 percent."



Source: Nikkei ends turbulent year at 21-month high
Abe-sparked yen drop spurs rebound hopes for exporters
Kyodo
Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012
Japan Times