Tokyo Shares Rally On US Job Data

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  • The benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose by over 2 percent. Photo: AP

    The benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose by over 2 percent. Photo: AP

Tokyo shares jumped in early trade on Monday as global investors cheered healthy US jobs data while the falling yen also lifted the Japanese bourse.

The market's optimism stayed intact as the White House deliberates details of its planned metal tariffs and a potential meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose 2.03 percent, or 435.06 points, to 21,904.26 in early trade while the broader Topix index advanced 1.49 percent, or 25.63 points, to 1,741.11. (AFP)


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