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Tokyo's Nikkei index jumps to near eight-month high

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[TOKYO] Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei index surged to the highest level in nearly eight months on Wednesday, with investor sentiment buoyed by gains on Wall Street and a cheaper yen.

The Nikkei 225 index gained 1.08 per cent, or 251.98 points, to 23,672.52, rising for the fourth straight session. The broader Topix was up 1.46 per cent, or 25.78 points, at 1,785.66.

AFP

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