Japan stocks hit 15-year high, oil down as Yemen bombing ends

April 22, 2015 12:49 AM

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Japan stocks hit 15-year high, oil down as Yemen bombing ends

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese shares hit a new 15-year high on Wednesday on expectations of positive corporate earnings, while oil sagged after Saudi Arabia ended its military campaign in Yemen, easing tensions in the energy-rich Middle East.

Japan's Nikkei rose 0.7 percent to a high not seen since April 2000. South Korea's Kospi gained 0.4 percent, while Australian shares slipped.

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