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Nikkei scales 6-month high on weaker yen, robust earnings

* Weak U.S. housing data offset by strong earnings * Market focused on FOMC, U.S. jobs data this week TOKYO, July 29 - Tokyo shares rose to a fresh six-month closing high on Tuesday, buoyed by a weaker yen and robust earnings from blue chips like Nissan Motor Co, suggesting some sectors were weathering the impact of a recent sales tax hike. The Nikkei ended up 88.67 points at 15,618.07, its highest close since late January. Nissan gained 1.9 percent after the automake

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Data as of 29 Jul 2014. All quotes delayed at least 15 minutes.
Symb Index Mkt Report Time Last Chg Chg %
.TRXFLDJPP Thomson Reuters Equity Japan Index 7:45am BST 112.88 +0.40 +0.35%
.TRXFLDHKP Thomson Reuters Equity HK Index 9:45am BST 275.50 +1.79 +0.65%
.TRXFLDCNP Thomson Reuters Equity China Index 3 Apr 2013 236.73 -1.26 -0.53%
.TRXFLDINP Thomson Reuters Equity India Index 11:45am BST 821.03 +0.00 +0.00%
.N225 Nikkei Stock Average 225 View 7:28am BST 15,618.07 +88.67 +0.57%
.HSI Hang Seng Index View 9:01am BST 24,640.53 +211.90 +0.87%
.AORD ASX All Ordinaries Index View 8:40am BST 5,580.56 +10.71 +0.19%
.KS11 KOSPI Index 10:02am BST 2,061.97 +13.16 +0.64%
.FTSTI Straits Times Index 10:10am BST 3,356.08 +5.91 +0.18%
.SETI SET Composite Index 10:56am BST 1,520.55 -17.58 -1.14%
.JKSE Jakarta Composite 25 Jul 2014 5,088.80 -9.84 -0.19%
.PSI PSE Composite Index 28 Jul 2014 6,850.47 -39.08 -0.57%
.KSE Karachi SE 100 Index 28 Jul 2014 30,314.07 -160.68 -0.53%
.SSEC Shanghai Composite Index 8:00am BST 2,183.19 +5.24 +0.24%
.BSESN Bombay Sensitive 30 index 28 Jul 2014 25,991.23 -135.52 -0.52%
.FTFBMKLCI FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI 25 Jul 2014 1,877.34 +0.29 +0.02%
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