Nikkei snaps 3-day losing streak as Syria, emerging market concerns abate
Economic Times -- Aug 29
Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Thursday, snapping a three-day losing streak led by gains in oil shares, while fears abated that U.S.-led forces would soon launch a military strike on the Syrian government.

The bounce in stocks and emerging market currencies also calmed investors' worries, traders said.

The benchmark Nikkei rose 0.9 percent to 13,459.71, while the broader Topix added 0.2 percent to 1,116.51.

Source: Economic Times
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