Tokyo shares end sharply high

Tokyo, Jan 27 (IANS) Tokyo shares ended the trading Wednesday sharply higher on rises in oil prices, but investors’ sentiment remained cautious ahead of decisions of the US and Japanese central banks.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average surged 455.02 points, or 2.72 percent, from Tuesday’s 17,163.92.

The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange jumped 40.47 points, or 2.98 percent, higher at 1,400.70.

All issues on the main board gained ground, leading by finance stocks, pulp and paper as well as banks.

The turnover was around $20.72 billion.

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