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Tokyo: Shares end 2.39% higher


[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks jumped 2.39 per cent on Friday following sharp gains on Wall Street while the dollar's strength also provided support.

The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange climbed 411.35 points to 17,621.40, while the Topix index of all first-section shares rose 2.42 per cent, or 33.29 points, to 1,409.61.