Prime News: Nikkei rises on solid corporate earnings; calmer China market aids sentiment

Share average of Nikkei rose in choppy trade on Friday as investors took heart from strong Japanese quarterly corporate earnings. The Nikkei gained 0.3% 20,585.24 after traversing positive and negative territory. For the week, the index rose 0.2 percent while it added 1.7 percent during July.

The broader Topix rose 0.8 percent on Friday to 1,659.52 and the JPX-Nikkei Index 400 gained 0.7 percent to 14,961.66.

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