The Nikkei's good month continued today (September 5th) after the index hit a new four-week high and recorded a fourth successive day of gains.
It has increased in value every day this week so far and today's trading saw it grow by 0.1 per cent to 14,064.82, while the broader Topix index also gained 0.1 per cent to end the day at 1,157.84.
According to a report by Reuters, trading was choppy and investors are awaiting the decision on Tokyo's bid to host the 2020 Summer Olympics.
But the Nikkei is on the rise and is closing in on a one-month high after a strong start to September.
Last week, the index fell by 0.1 per cent and this meant that the Nikkei was down 0.1 per cent for August as a whole.
The auto sector outperformed the index during trading today on the back of strong sales data out of the US.
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