Japan's Nikkei 225 index soars as yen wilts; German stocks higher on economic report

  • by: TOBY STERLING , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 25, 2013 - 5:01 AM

AMSTERDAM - Japan's benchmark stock index hit a 32-month high Friday as the yen continued to retreat against the dollar and investors cheered the new government's plans to boost the economy. Other stock markets edged up, notably in Germany where a survey showed growing business confidence.

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