URGENT: Nikkei stock index hits new intraday all-time high

Economy

The Nikkei stock index rose to a new intraday all-time high early Thursday, tracking Wall Street gains overnight. In the first 15 minutes of trading, the 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average rose 504.98 points, or 1.26 percent, from Tuesday to 40,508.58. Japanese financial markets were closed Wednesday for a national holiday.

Kyodo News

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