Around the World's Markets: Tokyo

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The Independent Online
STOCKS rallied towards the end of yesterday, in anticipation of Friday's settlement of futures and options. By the close, the Nikkei had climbed nearly one per cent to 14,931, with Toyota and Honda contributing most to the late afternoon surge.

Food, retail and pharmaceuticals companies made gains throughout the day, as investors continue to seek out stocks capable of performing steadily in Japan's sustained recession.

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