Nikkei Gains 23 Percent in 2012, First Annual Gain in 3 Years

Nikkei Gains 23 Percent in 2012, First Annual Gain in 3 Years

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The closing figures of the Nikkei 225 Stock Average, top right, and the Topix Index, second from right, are displayed on an electronic board behind guests during a ceremony marking the last trading day of the year at the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) in Tokyo.