Nikkei closes 2.18% higher

16:09, May 13, 2010      

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Tokyo stocks closed sharply higher Thursday with the key Nikkei index jumping 2.18 percent.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 Average advanced 226.52 points to 10, 620.55. The broader Topix index rose 15.07 points, or 1.62 percent, to 947.90.

Trading volume on the main section contracted to 2,274.13 million shares from 2,579.65 million Wednesday.

On the First Section, advancing shares beat declining ones 1, 242 to 343.

Source:Xinhua

(Editor:黄蓓蓓)

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