Nikkei jumps 2.9 percent, has 10th straight week of gains

Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:10am GMT

TOKYO, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average
surged 2.9 percent on Friday as exporters gained on expectations
of aggressive easing from the central bank next week, which
would put more downward pressure on the yen.
    This week was the 10th straight in which the Nikkei has
    The Nikkei advanced 303.66 points on Friday for its
biggest daily percent gain in 22 months and marking its longest
weekly winning streak since 1987. The broader Topix 
advanced 2.4 percent to 911.44.

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.