Nikkei up broadly on exporters, portfolio dressing


(Updates to midmorning) TOKYO, Sept 27 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei average rose 1.3 percent on Thursday, led by exporters such as Sony Corp following gains on Wall Street and a softening in the yen, while Hitachi Ltd jumped 7.7 percent on a possible unit sale. Investors aggressively snatched up recent poor performers such as non-financials, large banks, securities and real estate, seeking to pretty up their portfolios ahead of Sept. 30, the end of the first half of the business year, said ...

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