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Tokyo: Stocks jump 2.05% to new seven-year high
[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks jumped 2.05 per cent on Tuesday, hitting a new seven-year high thanks to a weak yen and following another record close for the Dow and S&P 500 on Wall Street.
The benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange rose 343.58 points to 17,124.11, its highest since October 2007, while the Topix index of all first-section shares was up 1.11 per cent, or 15.10 points, at 1,375.21.