URGENT: Nikkei rebounds after 5-day sell-off on BOJ stability pledge

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Tokyo shares ended higher Monday after volatile trading, ending their losing streak at five days, as investors bought on dips after the Bank of Japan pledged all-out efforts to ensure market stability amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average ended up 201.12 points, or 0.95 percent, from Friday at 21,344.08. The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange finished 15.00 points, or 0.99 percent, higher at 1,525.87.

Gainers were led by service, farm and fishery, and retail issues.