Nikkei hits record high after Wall St boost

Nikkei hits record high after Wall St boost

Japan's Nikkei index has hit a one-year high, boosted after Wall Street posted a record close overnight.

This was part of a month-long rally since Donald Trump's election victory and markets hope that he will introduce new stimulus measures and tax cuts.

The yen has also weakened against the dollar.

The Nikkei gained 1% in mid-morning trading - the highest level since December 2015.

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