Tokyo shares close up 2.08%
The Australian -- Jul 05
Tokyo stocks have jumped 2.08 per cent following a rally on European markets after the eurozone and British central banks signalled their easy-money policies will remain in place.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index closed up 291.04 points to 14,309.97, while the Topix index of all first-section shares gained 1.53 per cent, or 17.87 points, to 1,188.58.

With the US market closed on Thursday for the Independence Day public holiday, Asia took its lead from Europe, where stocks jumped after the European Central Bank indicated that rates will remain at low levels for the foreseeable future.

Tokyo trading remained thin, ahead of the release of the monthly US labour report later in the day.

Source: The Australian
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