Nikkei jumps after yen slips on BOJ easing speculation


* Nikkei gains 2.3% on short-covering as yen drops slightly * BOJ meets at 0000 GMT, Shirakawa news conference at 0530 By Aiko Hayashi TOKYO, Aug 30 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei average rose more than 2 percent on Monday after the yen slipped as the Bank of Japan began an emergency policy meeting and after revised second quarter U.S. GDP was less gloomy than expected. Expectations that steps by Japanese authorities aimed at steming strength in the yen led to short-covering, ...

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