TOKYO, Jan 24 Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Thursday after strong China data helped firms with high exposure to the world's second-largest economy, while exporters gained ground after the yen weakened. The Nikkei gained 1.3 percent to 10,620.87, climbing back above the 10,600 level after hitting a three-week closing low on Wednesday in its third straight day of declines. The broader Topix rose 1.1 percent to 897.62.
BRIEF-Lakeland Bancorp prices $75 million of 5.125% subordinated notes
* Lakeland Bancorp announces pricing of $75 million of 5.125% subordinated notes
UPDATE 2-Argentina judge rules Barrick mine to remain suspended
BUENOS AIRES/TORONTO, Sept 30 A judge in Argentina ruled that Barrick Gold Corp's operations at its Veladero mine would remain suspended, saying repairs were insufficient to reopen it after a leak of processing solution containing cyanide earlier this month.