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Nikkei stock index surges 5.15 percent by close

Latest update : 2009-03-13

Nikkei closed up 5.12%, buoyed by continuing gains on Wall Street, after the Nikkei slipped to 26-year lows last week. The Japanese government announced last month it is to launch another stimulus package.

AFP - Japan's Nikkei stock index closed up 5.15 percent on Friday, its biggest gain this year, after Wall Street extended a winning streak thanks to rare good economic news.
   
The Nikkei-225 index climbed 371.03 points to end at 7,569.28. The broader Topix index of all first-section shares gained 23.37 points, or 3.33 percent, to finish at 724.30.

Date created : 2009-03-13

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