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Nikkei Average Surges to End above 31,000

Nikkei Average Surges to End above 31,000

   Tokyo, May 22 (Jiji Press)--Japan's benchmark Nikkei stock average surged to top the psychological threshold of 31,000 on Monday as rosy sentiment continued to buoy the market.
   The Nikkei average of 225 selected issues listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange's Prime section finished up 278.47 points, or 0.90 pct, at 31,086.82, after advancing 234.42 points Friday.

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