Nikkei closes more than 7% on weak yen, BoJ buying

Tokyo's Nikkei closes up more than 7% on weak yen, BoJ buying

Pedestrians walk past a quotation board displaying share price numbers of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo. (AFP Photo)

Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei stock index soared more than seven percent on Tuesday, boosted by a weak yen and aggressive asset-buying from the Bank of Japan.

The Nikkei 225 index rose 7.13 percent, or 1,204.57 points, to close at 18,092.35, while the broader Topix index was up 3.18 percent, or 41.09 points, at 1,333.10.

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