JAPANESE BUSINESSMEN PASS STOCK INDEX BOARD FLASHING RISE IN TOKYO
SHARE PRICES IN TOKYO.
Japanese businessmen walk past a stock index board flashing a rise in
Tokyo share prices outside a securities brokerage in Tokyo July 2,
2003. Japan's Nikkei average jumped three percent on Wednesday, its
biggest gain in seven months, to end at a nine-month high as heated
activity and improving corporate sentiment encouraged investors to buy
large-cap blue chips. The key Nikkei average ended up 3.38 percent or
313.75 points at 9,592.24, its highest close since September 19.