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Tokyo: Stocks end at 17-month high after Macron win

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 14:27

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[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks surged to a 17-month high Monday on the back of a strong US jobs report and after pro-European centrist Emmanuel Macron beat his far-right, anti-EU rival in France's presidential election.

Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei 225 index added 2.31 per cent, or 450.00 points, to finish at 19,895.70, its highest since December 2015.

The broader Topix index of all first-section shares climbed 2.29 per cent, or 35.56 points, to 1,585.86.

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