Thursday, December 18, 2014   

Tokyo bounces 3pc at close
(02-18 14:25)

Stocks in Tokyo jumped 3.13 percent by the close after the Bank of Japan held off expanding its asset-buying program, but said it would boost some lending schemes to stimulate borrowing.
The Nikkei-225 index soared 450.13 points to 14,843.24, while the Topix index of all first-section issues was up 2.68 percent, or 31.95 points, to 1,224.—AFP
   
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