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Nikkei ends at over 30-year high on hopes for expanded US stimulus

Average rises 2.66% to 27,568.15 in biggest gain since June; Topix up 1.74%

The benchmark Nikkei Stock Average rose 2.66% to 27,568.15 on Tuesday, its highest closing level since Aug. 16, 1990.   © Kyodo

TOKYO (Reuters) -- Japan's Nikkei share average ended at a more than three-decade high on Tuesday, as risk appetite improved on hopes that a long-awaited U.S. pandemic relief package would be expanded.

The benchmark Nikkei share average rose 2.66% to 27,568.15, its highest closing level since Aug. 16, 1990, while also posting its biggest daily gain since mid-June.

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