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Nikkei climbs above the 15550 points mark, highest since late 2007

FXstreet.com (Barcelona) - With Hong-Kong still closed for trading due to severe raining and thunder storm, and Nikkei posting another record high above the 15500 points, highest since late 2007, Korean Kospi is higher by +0.51%, and Australian ASX is down by -0.45%.

Already out the BoJ's statement, Nikkei index is up +1.16% for the day adding to +77% gains since last Nov when anticipated elections were called in Japan, last above the 15550 points mark. Shanghai is also closed, while Hong-Kong's Hang-Seng will reopen by the local afternoon time, once authorities have downgraded the severity of the storm, that has been published delivering more than 11k lightening strikes in the last hours.

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