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Tokyo's Nikkei index recovers to quarter-century high in 2017


[TOKYO] Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei index ended Friday fractionally lower but finished the year at a quarter-century high thanks to record rallies on Wall Street and brisk results from Japan Inc.

The bellweather index surged 19.1 per cent from a year earlier to 22,764.94, the sixth straight annual gain, rising to levels last seen in 1992.