November 18, 2012 at 21:59 PM EST
Nikkei hits 2-month high on hopes of monetary easing after election
* Nikkei rises 1.3 pct, Topix up 1.4 pct in heavy trade * Exporters gain as yen hits nearly 7-month low vs dollar * Japan Tobacco jumps to 3-month high as govt delays sales By Dominic Lau TOKYO, Nov 19 (Reuters) - The Nikkei average climbed 1.3 percent to a two-month high on Monday on growing expectations that Japan's main opposition party will win next month's election and increase pressure on the central bank to ease monetary policy. A call by Liberal Democratic Party (LDP
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