Sixth day of gains for Nikkei

<p>The Nikkei is up for the sixth day in succession.</p>

The Nikkei's strong run of performances is showing no signs of coming to an end, with the index up for the sixth day in a row during today's (October 16th) session.

It rose by just 0.2 per cent over the course of trading today, but this was enough to leave the index at a two-week closing high of 14,467.14.

According to a report by Reuters, the Nikkei is now up by 4.4 per cent over the past six sessions and this is the longest running streak the index has racked up in more than seven months.

While the Nikkei rose by 0.2 per cent, the broader Topix index was 0.1 per cent higher, closing the session at 1,196.78, with trading thin.

It was a choppy session for the Nikkei overall, with some investors remaining concerned about the ongoing US government shutdown.

Talks over an extension to the debt ceiling are ongoing, with the deadline coming tomorrow.

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