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Nikkei jumps 1.98 pct on crude rally, Greece optimism

Xinhua, February 4, 2015 Adjust font size:

Tokyo stocks soared 1.98 percent on Wednesday, as crude oil price rally and optimism on a possible deal between Greece and its creditors brightened investor sentiment.

The 225-issue index jumped 342.89 points, from Tuesday at 17, 678.74, the highest close since Jan. 28.

The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange finished 24.61 points, or 1.77 percent, higher at 1,417.00.

Pulp and paper makers and fisheries were the only losers among 33 industry groups.

The turnover was 2,807.2 billion yen (about 23.84 billion U.S. dollars). Endi