News Headline Summary

Nikkei 225 index preliminary closes up 1.20% at 14782.21

Best performing stocks:
- Kubota Corp (+16.53%)
- Mitsubishi Materials (+16.44%)
- NSK Ltd (+13.75%)

Worst performing stocks:
- Inpex Corp (-7.44%)
- Sumitomo Electric (-5.15%)
- Takashimaya Co. Ltd. (-4.19%)

Print 06:08, 13 May 2013 - Asian Equities - Source: RANsquawk