TOKYO, Dec 9 (Reuters) - Japanese shares bounced back on Wednesday as positive COVID-19 vaccine news globally supported economic recovery hopes, while better-than-expected domestic machinery orders data also lifted investor sentiment.
Overnight, the S&P and Nasdaq indexes notched record highs on a string of vaccine news and seeming progress on U.S. stimulus talks. .N
Hopes for a swift global economic recovery grew as Britain on Tuesday became the first Western nation to begin a wide vaccination campaign, and on encouraging COVID-19 vaccine news from Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ ) JNJ.N and Pfizer Inc (NYSE: PFE ) PFE.N . market sentiment further, data showed Japan's core machinery orders rebounded sharply in October from the previous month's drop. 17.1% jump was the largest month-on-month rise since comparable data became available in 2005, and far exceeded a 2.8% expansion forecast by economists in a Reuters poll.
Tokyo Dome Corp 9681.T slipped nearly 4.5% after property developer Mitsui Fudosan 8801.T said on Tuesday that Oasis Management was willing to tender shares in the company. Mothers Index .MTHR of start-up firm shares bucked the overall trend to decline 1.96%.
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