URGENT: Nikkei stock index ends above 40,000 for 1st time

Economy

The Nikkei stock index closed above the 40,000 mark Monday for the first time on firm technology stocks. The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average ended up 198.41 points, or 0.50 percent, from Friday at 40,109.23. It briefly hit a record intraday high of 40,314.64.

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