Japanese shares rebound

17:09, March 19, 2010      

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Japanese shares rebounded Friday modestly as investors' sentiment was lifted by an overnight rise in Wall Street.

The benchmark Nikkei-225 index advanced 80.69 points, or 0.75 percent to end at 10,824.72.

The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange gained 8.14 points, or 0.87 percent, to 948. 93.

Trading volume on the main section reached 1,751.98 million shares, down from Thursday's 1,957.90 million. Volume leader Mizuho Financial Group was up 2 yen, or over 1 percent, to 192 yen.

The TSE's Second Section index gained 2.50 points, or 0.12 percent, to 2,169.80 on a volume of 26.02 million shares. On the Osaka Securities Exchange, the near-term June Nikkei 225 index futures contract added 60 points to 10,750.

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