Nikkei rises 1.7 pct on exporters as Cyprus, EU reach rescue deal

Mon Mar 25, 2013 2:06am EDT

TOKYO, March 25 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average
rose 1.7 percent on Monday, recovering most of its declines late
last week, as Cyprus and the European Union agreed to a plan to
resolve the island's financial crisis.
    The Nikkei rose 207.93 points to 12,546.46 after
dropping 2.4 percent on Friday. The broader Topix gained
0.8 percent on Monday to 1,047.29.
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