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Nikkei jumps 2 pct, MUFG lead bank shares after strong earnings

Published on: Wed, 04 Feb 2015 1:50:52 UTC
News Agency: Reuters
* Financial shares lead gains after MUFG's strong earnings * Oil, trading companies gain on rebound in oil prices * Optimism on Greece underpins sentiment By Hideyuki Sano TOKYO, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Japanese shares rose on Wednesday as banks outperformed on strong earnings from Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group while hopes for a new Greek debt swap deal and a further recovery in oil prices underpinned the overall mood. The Nikkei share average rose 2.0 percent to 17,677.73, exten

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