Tokyo shares end higher

Tokyo, Oct 6 (IANS) Tokyo shares ended the morning session sharply higher on Tuesday as sentiment here was buoyed by gains in overseas markets and a broad agreement reached by 12 members of US-led Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade talks.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average skyrocketed 267.82 points, or 1.49 percent, from Monday to 18,273.31, reported Xinhua.

The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was up 20.56 points, or 1.40 percent, to 1,484.48.

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