Nikkei edges higher as yen weakens on new govt's monetary stance

Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:14am GMT

TOKYO, Dec 26 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average edged
higher on Wednesday as the yen slipped to a 20-month low, on
expectations of an aggressive monetary easing stance by the new
government.
    The Nikkei gained 0.5 percent to 10,128.26, while
the broader Topix added 0.6 percent to 843.25.
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After wave of QE, onus shifts to leaders to boost economy

DAVOS, Switzerland - Central banks have done their best to rescue the world economy by printing money and politicians must now act fast to enact structural reforms and pro-investment policies to boost growth, central bankers said on Saturday.