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Nikkei rebounds after tumbles on death of Kim Jong Il

12-20-2011 15:26 BJT Special Report:DPRK top leader Kim Jong Il dies |

TOKYO, Dec. 20 (Xinhua) -- Nikkei rebounded Tuesday from a three-week closing low the previous day following the DPRK's leader Kim Jong Il's death.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average ended up 40.36 points or 0. 49 percent at 8,336.48. The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange finished 2.11 points or 0.29 percent higher at 718.49.

Gainers included the sea transport, mining and precision machinery sectors. Decliners included the electricity and gas, insurance and pulp and paper sectors.

The turnover was about 676.5 billion yen (8.67 billion U.S. dollars).



Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: Xinhua

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