Nikkei rises to 3-wk high on expectations Fed will delay stimulus cut


TOKYO, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average rose

to a three-week high on Monday on expectations the U.S. Federal

Reserve will delay trimming its economic stimulus programme

following a 16-day government shutdown.

The Nikkei added 0.9 percent to 14,693.57 after climbing as

high as 14,727.85 earlier, the highest since Sept. 27. The Topix

advanced 0.6 percent to 1,212.36, with 30 of its 33

subsectors posting gains.

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