First trading day

 05 Jan 2013 - 1:06

Women, dressed in ceremonial kimonos, pose with the new logo of the Japan Exchange Group in front of an electronic board showing the country’s stock price index after the New Year opening ceremony at the Tokyo Stock Exchange, yesterday. Japan’s Nikkei share average rose to a 22-month high on its first trading day of the New Year as a deal in Washington to avert the ‘fiscal cliff’ buoyed investors’ risk appetites and a weaker yen lifted exporters.