Japan stocks add to gains, with Sony up on new forecasts

April 23, 2015 12:37 AM

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Japanese stocks went from strength to strength early Thursday, with the Nikkei Average up another 0.4% after a 1.1% advance the previous day.

The broader Topix rose 0.5%. Sony Corp. was in focus after it again raised its profit and revenue forecasts for the fiscal year ended in March, helping send its shares up 2.1%. Sony had announced the new forecasts late Wednesday, and its U.S.-listed shares surged 4.8% during the regular Wall Street ...

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