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Nikkei Tops 26,000 for 1st Time in 29 Years

Nikkei Tops 26,000 for 1st Time in 29 Years

   Tokyo, Nov. 17 (Jiji Press)--The benchmark Nikkei stock average closed above 26,000 for the first time in some 29 years in Tokyo trading Tuesday, driven by hopes for coronavirus vaccine development and a pickup in economic activity.
   The Nikkei average of 225 selected issues listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange's first section rose 107.69 points, or 0.42 pct, from Monday to 26,014.62, its highest finish since May 14, 1991, after the collapse of Japan's bubble economy in the early 1990s. On Monday, the Nikkei gained 521.06 points.

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