Small gains end good week for Nikkei

<p>The Nikkei closed 0.1 per cent up for the day.</p>

The Nikkei rounded off a good week for the index by recording a small gain today (November 22nd), finishing off a 1.4 per cent rise for the week.

Softbank Corp was one of the major movers on the index, rising by 2.3 per cent to hit a new 13-year high for the stock, reports Reuters.

The Nikkei's 1.4 per cent weekly rise puts it at a new six-month high but the growth was much slower than last week's 7.7 per cent bounce.

Fast Retailing weighed heavily on the index by recording a 0.8 per cent dip in the value of the stock today. However, the share price of the firm was still 3.4 per cent up for the week overall.

Much of the Nikkei's 1.4 per cent rise for the week was as a result of the 1.9 per cent hike earned by the stock market during yesterday's trading session.

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