April 02, 2013 at 23:31 PM EDT
Nikkei rises 1.7 pct on BOJ easing hope; Fast Retailing soars
* BOJ two-day policy meeting in focus * Fast Retailing jumps on bright same-store sales By Ayai Tomisawa TOKYO, April 3 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average climbed 1.7 percent on Wednesday as investors bought beaten-down shares after two days of losses amid expectations of further monetary easing by the central bank's new leadership team this week. Index heavyweight Fast Retailing Co advanced more than 10 percent and contributed 136 points to the benchmark after its Uniqlo
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