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Nikkei Ends above 28,000 for First Time since Aug. 1990

Nikkei Ends above 28,000 for First Time since Aug. 1990

   Tokyo, Jan. 8 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo stocks continued to surge on Friday after an overnight upswing on Wall Street, with the benchmark Nikkei average closing above 28,000 for the first time in over 30 years.
   The Nikkei average of 225 selected issues listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange climbed 648.90 points, or 2.36 pct, to close at 28,139.03, the first finish above the 28,000 line since Aug. 15, 1990, and the highest closing level since Aug. 8 the same year. On Thursday, the benchmark index advanced 434.19 points.

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