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Tokyo: Shares rally on French presidential vote

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 14:24

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[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks rose Monday as investors cheered news that market-friendly Emmanuel Macron is leading far-right candidate Marine Le Pen after the first round of France's presidential election.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 was up 1.37 per cent, or 255.13 points, to finish at 18,875.88, while the broader Topix index of all first-section issues rose 0.98 per cent, or 14.61 points, to 1,503.19.

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