BUSINESS Tokyo's Nikkei closes up over 2.5% on UK election, trade talks

BUSINESS

Tokyo's Nikkei closes up over 2.5% on UK election, trade talks

AFP

14:21, December 13, 2019

Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei stock index jumped more than 2.5 percent Friday, boosted by hopes for a big election win for Britain's ruling Conservative Party, that paves the way for Brexit.

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The Nikkei 225 index rallied 2.55 percent, or 598.29 points, to close at 24,023.10, the highest since early October last year. The broader Topix index was up 1.59 percent, or 27.15 points, at 1,739.98.

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