Tokyo shares end higher

Tokyo, Oct 16 (IANS) Tokyo shares ended Friday’s morning session sharply higher as investors’ sentiment was buoyed by optimism over US and Chinese economies.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average surged 246.41 points, or 1. 36 percent, from Thursday to 18,343.31, reported Xinhua.

The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was up 19.99 points, or 1.34 percent, to 1,510.71.

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