Deals | Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:05am GMT

Nikkei scales 53-month high on Kuroda BOJ nomination talk

TOKYO, Feb 25 (Reuters) - The Nikkei climbed to a 53-month
high in early trade on Monday after sources said Japan is likely
to nominate Asian Development Bank President Haruhiko Kuroda, an
advocate of aggressive monetary easing, as its next central bank
    The Nikkei jumped 1.7 percent to 11,574.28, while
the broader Topix rose 1.5 percent to 977.65.