Japan's Nikkei soars upon reopening; remaining markets meander in fiscal-cliff aftermath

  • by: PAMELA SAMPSON , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 4, 2013 - 3:13 AM

BANGKOK - Japan's benchmark stock index soared on its first trading day of the new year Friday, as investors reacted to a weakening yen and Washington's temporary skirting of the so-called fiscal cliff.

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