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Nikkei average closes above 17,000 for 1st time in 7 years

Jiji Press The benchmark Nikkei stock average closed above 17,000 for the first time in seven years on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Tuesday, pushed up by futures-led purchases amid speculation about an early general election. The 225-issue Nikkei average climbed 343.58 points, or 2.05 percent, to end at 17,124.11, the highest…