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BoJ keeps economic outlook despite Japan sinking into recession

The Bank of Japan on Wednesday kept its view that Japan`s economy was recovering, despite GDP data that showed the country had slipped into recession.

Nikkei hits 5-week high on Olympics euphoria; strong GDP supports

The Nikkei was up 2.7 percent at 14,238.42 in mid-morning trade after earlier rising to 14,251.46, its highest since August 6.

Nikkei hits six-week low, yen firms after Japan GDP

The Nikkei share average .N225 lost 1.2 percent, falling to its lowest since June 28.