Nikkei Hits New 31-Year High above 28,500

Nikkei Hits New 31-Year High above 28,500

   Tokyo, Jan. 14 (Jiji Press)--The Nikkei stock average surged to extend its winning streak to a fifth session Thursday, rewriting a 31-year high above 28,500.
   The Nikkei average of 225 selected issues listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange climbed 241.67 points, or 0.85 pct, to close at 28,698.26, the highest finish since Aug. 3, 1990. The benchmark index soared 292.25 points Wednesday.

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