02 May '11, 2am

Japan's Nikkei index closes above 10,000 points for 1st time since March 11 quake, after news of bin Laden's death

TOKYO Japanese shares were 0.97 per cent higher by noon on Monday amid thin holiday trade with investors taking modest gains in US stocks as their cue. The benchmark Nikkei index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange gained 95.50 points to 9,945.24. Japanese markets were closed on Friday and will be shut again from Tuesday to Thursday this week for the Golden Week holiday. Financial markets in Hong Kong, China, and Malaysia are closed on Monday for public holidays.

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