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Tokyo: Nikkei soars 7.71% in biggest one-day jump since 2008 financial crisis


[TOKYO] Tokyo's benchmark index rocketed 7.71 per cent on Wednesday, leading an Asian equities rally in its biggest one-day jump since late 2008 during the global financial crisis when markets were hit by wild volatility.

The Nikkei-225 at the Tokyo Stock Exchange soared 1,343.43 points to 18,770.51 by the close, while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares jumped 6.40 per cent, or 90.66 points, to 1,507.37.