Nikkei up to new eight-week high

<p>The Nikkei is up again to an eight-week high.</p>

The Nikkei has risen in value today (September 19th) and has reached a new eight-week high.

It increased by 1.8 per cent to 14,766.18, which is the highest level the index has been at since the end of July, reports Reuters.

While the Nikkei saw strong levels of gains over the course of the session, the broader Topix index was up by 1.9 per cent to end the day at 1,215.48.

Investors involved with the Nikkei responded positively to the surprise news that the US Federal Reserve is not yet going to start winding down its quantitative easing scheme.

Today's gains for the Nikkei come on the back of yesterday's 1.4 per cent rise, which cancelled out the 0.7 per cent loss recorded on Tuesday to start the week.

The Nikkei had been closed for the day on Monday due to it being a public holiday in Japan.

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