Nikkei posts biggest gain in nearly 9 months after plunge

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Tokyo stocks rebounded Monday, with the Nikkei logging its biggest daily point gain in nearly nine months, as investors bought shares after the key index's largest point drop in nearly five years late last week.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average ended up 697.49 points, or 2.41 percent, from Friday at 29,663.50. The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange finished 37.99 points, or 2.04 percent, higher at 1,902.48.

Gainers were led by information and communication, pulp and paper, and construction issues.