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Tokyo Stocks Surge on Hopes for Coronavirus Vaccine

Tokyo Stocks Surge on Hopes for Coronavirus Vaccine

   Tokyo, May 19 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo stocks extended gains sharply on Tuesday, buoyed by expectations for an early development of a vaccine for COVID-19.
   The Nikkei average of 225 selected issues listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange advanced 299.72 points, or 1.49 pct, to end at 20,433.45. On Monday, the key index climbed 96.26 points.

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