Nikkei jumps to three-week high as weaker yen powers exporters

The Nikkei average climbed nearly 3 percent to a three-week high on Tuesday morning, with blue-chip exporters leading the gains, after the yen weakened in the wake of upbeat factory data around the globe and a delay in a possible US strike on Syria.

Nikkei tumbles on Syria worries, hits two-month low

Jitters over a possible US-led military strike against the Syrian government knocked Asian equities on Wednesday, with Japan's Nikkei hitting a two-month low, and pushed oil prices and safe-haven gold to multi-month highs.