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Tokyo shares soar on easing tensions in Ukraine, softer yen

August 10, 2014

Tokyo shares made a strong rebound Monday, largely recouping their steep losses suffered on Friday, as easing tensions in Ukraine and a softer yen brightened market sentiment.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average ended up 352.15 points, or 2.38 percent, from Friday at 15,130.52. The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange finished 24.25 points, or 1.97 percent, higher at 1,252.51.

Gainers were led by insurance, food and construction issues.

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Source: Japan Economic Newswire

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