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Tokyo stocks surge 0.73% at end, Nikkei 225 increases 134.62pts

Tokyo stocks surge 0.73% at end, Nikkei 225 increases 134.62pts

TOKYO: Tokyo stocks rose 0.73 per cent Monday, extending a 15-year high on news that eurozone ministers agreed to extend Greece’s bailout by four months, giving it some crucial breathing space.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange added 134.62 points to close at 18,466.92. The Topix index of all first-section shares rose 0.17 per cent, or 2.50 points, to 1,502.83.