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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