Japan’s benchmark stock index topped 16,000 points Monday, reaching its
highest level since October 2000. The dollar rose slightly against the
yen and euro.
The Nikkei 225 index rose 166.30 points, or 1.04
percent, to finish the day’s trading at 16,107.67 points on the Tokyo
Stock Exchange. The broader Topix index, including all shares on the
exchange’s first section, gained 11.05 points, or 0.67 percent, to
1,648.94 — the Topix’s highest closing since May 2000.
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