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This is a great morning for those gutsy investors who own Japanese stocks: the Nikkei soared 3.78 per cent overnight to more than four-year highs.

Other overseas markets were rather subdued, but in Japan, a weaker yen - which helps to support the country's export sector - and hopes for aggressive easing measures from the country's central bank, made for quite a rally. It was the Nikkei's biggest gain in almost a year, and was led mostly by banks and exporters.

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