Nikkei hits 6-wk high as blue-chips, financials rise

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(Adds stocks, details) By Elaine Lies TOKYO, Feb 27 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei average touched a fresh six-week high on Wednesday, boosted by the buying of blue-chip shares such as Honda Motor Corp after the announcement of an IBM share buyback lifted Wall Street. Mizuho Financial Group and other financials rose as well, bolstered by growing relief that U.S. bond insurers appeared to be stabilising, while record-high oil prices lifted oil distributors and similar shares. ...

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