Tokyo stocks close higher in final trading session

December 30th, 2008 - 10:20 am ICT by IANS  

Tokyo, Dec 30 (Xinhua) Tokyo stocks closed higher Tuesday in the year’s final half-day trading session. The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average advanced 112.39 points, or 1. 28 percent to 8,859.56. The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was up 4.47 points, or 0.52 percent, to 859. 24.

However, the Nikkei plunged about 40 percent in a year marked by financial turmoil and economic recession.

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