Tokyo shares end sharply higher

China Daily (Canada) - - BUSINESS -

Tokyo shares ended trad­ing on Wed­nes­day sharply higher with the bench­mark Nikkei in­dex soar­ing over 4 per­cent on solid Shang­hai stocks mar­ket and the bet­terthan-ex­pected US eco­nomic data. The 225-is­sue Nikkei Stock Av­er­age sky­rock­eted 661.04 points, or 4.11 per­cent, from Tues­day to 16,746.55. to give New Zealand a slight trade sur­plus last year, the govern­ment sta­tis­tics agency said onWed­nes­day. To­tal ex­ports of goods and ser­vices were val­ued at NZ$69.3 bil­lion ($45.99 bil­lion) in 2015, while im­ports to­taled NZ$66.9 bil­lion, ac­cord­ing to Sta­tis­tics New Zealand. same month last year, the French car sales fed­er­a­tion said on Tues­day. At the end of Fe­bru­ary, lo­cal car man­u­fac­tur­ers sold 199,948 units across France, up from 176,993 ve­hi­cles sold the same month in 2015. Sales of French brands grew by 12.1 per­cent mainly due to grow­ing sales of Re­nault. The se­cond-largest car­maker in France, Da­cia, sold 14.9 per­cent more cars with sales of its low-cost brand ris­ing sharply by 30.1 per­cent. in 2013, ac­cord­ing to the pre­lim­i­nary es­ti­mates of real gross do­mes­tic prod­uct pub­lished by the Sta­tis­tics South Africa on Tues­day. Over­all eco­nomic growth in 2015 was char­ac­ter­ized by two of the main in­dus­try groups shrink­ing in size, while the other eight ex­pe­ri­enced some growth, said Stats SA. The main fac­tor of the slow­down in 2015 was agri­cul­ture.

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