Tokyo’s Nikkei closes up more than 1.0%

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TOKYO, March 18, 2021 (BSS/AFP) – Tokyo’s benchmark Nikkei index closed up
more than 1.0 percent Thursday, tracking gains on Wall Street as investors
welcomed the US Federal Reserve’s pledge to continue its easy-money policies.

The Nikkei 225 index rose 1.01 percent, or 302.42 points, to 30,216.75,
while the broader Topix index advanced 1.23 percent, or 24.48 points, to
2,008.51.