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The Nikkei 225 came into the lunch break.....>

STOCKS: The Nikkei 225 came into the lunch break in positive territory, up 50.62
pts at 20679.18 the improvement is led by the retail sector, specifically 'Fast
Retailing,' as it was upgraded to 'buy' by UBS. The Nikkei was set to end the
week on a high after investors enjoy a short week but casinos caused the index
to topple off the top, less Chinese tourists than expected visited casinos in
their 'Golden Week' it is suspected. Japanese Topix index is set to make 4th
weekly gain.
- Safe haven investors are retreating as risk off sentiment echoes through the
stock markets ahead of U.S. Payroll Data out 1300ET, supporting stocks, Wall
Street Indices ended in gains once again so did European Indices, even IBEX
despite the Spanish Catalonian Crisis.
- The ASX 200 has stood firm after lower than expected Aus Retail Sales data out
yesterday, last up 46pts as headlines came down that RBA's Ian Harper is not
ruling out a rate cut.

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