Nikkei jumps after BOJ; Asian shares mostly softer

Feb 18, 2014, 1:39 AM EST
Tokyo stocks jump 3.13% by the close after the Bank of Japan holds off expanding its asset-buying programme.
(AFP/File, Kazuhiro Nogi)

Japanese shares surged and the yen sagged on Tuesday after the Bank of Japan doubled loan programs aimed at stimulating bank lending and economic growth, while most other Asian shares were softer after solid gains in recent sessions.
Background:
Nikkei jumps after BOJ, Asian shares mostly softer [Reuters]
Nikkei shoots higher on weak yen [WSJ]

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