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Tokyo: Shares jump after Fed rate hike


[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks jumped on Thursday after the US Federal Reserve hiked interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade, underscoring its confidence in the health of the world's top economy.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange gained 1.59 percent, or 303.65 points, to finish at 19,353.56.

The broader Topix index of all first-section shares rose 1.56 per cent, or 23.99 points, to 1,564.71.