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Tokyo: Nikkei index ends at new seven-year-high on BoJ easing


[TOKYO] Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index ended at a fresh seven-year high on Tuesday in the wake of last week's surprise decision by the Bank of Japan to expand its asset-buying programme.

The benchmark Nikkei at the Tokyo Stock Exchange rose 2.73 per cent, or 448.71 points, to 16,862.47, its best finish since October 2007, while the Topix index of all first-section issues gained 2.63 per cent, or 35.01 points, to 1,368.65.