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Japanese shares close at 3-week high on eased European debt woes

10-11-2011 16:55 BJT

TOKYO, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) -- Japanese share indices surged to a three-week high Tuesday, with the key Nikkei rising more than 2 percent at a time on measures that the Eurozone could take to tackle the debt problems.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average finished up 168.06 points, or 1.95 percent, from Friday at 8,773.68, its highest close since Sept. 16.

Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange finished 13.45 points, or 1.81 percent, higher at 755.00. Japanese markets were closed Monday for a national holiday.

Exporters were lifted by a stronger euro against the yen, which traded in the mid-104 yen range. Honda and Sony rose more than 5 percent, and Komatsu shot up 6 percent.

On the First Section, advancing stocks outnumbered declining ones 1,272 to 315, with 72 others remaining unchanged.

Trading volume on the main section fell to 1,566.44 million shares from Friday's 1,618.30 million. Turnover was 1,102.8 billion yen (14.42 billion U.S. dollars).

Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source: Xinhua

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