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Japan Nikkei jumps 1.65% on US jobs data

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The share market finished session higher on Monday, 12 March 2018, as a firm US jobs data report supported investor sentiment. But, market topside capped on concerns over future developments regarding a scandal over a controversial sale of state land to private in The acknowledged on Monday that documents related to the land deal had been rewritten after the scandal came to light in late February last year.

All of Tokyo's 33 sub-indexes rose, led by and The 225-issue average rose 354.83 points, or 1.65%, to end at 21,824.03. The index of all first-section issues closed up 25.82 points, or 1.51%, at 1,741.30. Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Stock Exchange by 2601 to 816 and 148 ended unchanged. Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of 225 options, was down 2.99% to 24.34.

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First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 16:50 IST