April 5, 2013 / 12:20 AM / 5 years ago

RPT-Nikkei jumps 4 pct, above 13,000 for 1st time in nearly 5 years

TOKYO, April 5 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei average jumped
more than 4 percent to break above the 13,000-mark for the first
time since August 2008 in early trade on Friday, buoyed by the
Bank of Japan's announcement of  massive stimulus to revive the
world's third-largest economy. 
    The Nikkei rose 540.61 points to 13,175.15, extending the
previous session's 2.2 percent gain after the BOJ decision. It
was on track for its biggest one-day percentage climb in two
years.
    The broader Topix index climbed 4.1 percent to
1,079.84.

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