Nikkei rises 1.3 pct as yen helps, Nissan jumps

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(Updates to midday) TOKYO, Feb 26 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei average rose 1.3 percent on Thursday as Nissan Motor jumped on news that it plans smaller output cuts, helping ease market fears about slumping demand, while a weaker yen helped other exporters. The benchmark Nikkei added 99.09 points to 7,560.31, after ending the previous day up 2.7 percent. On Tuesday, it fell as low as 7,155.16 -- within sight of a 26-year low just under 7,000. The broader Topix gained 0.6 percent to ...

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