19 January 2001, 08:45  Japan Stocks:End AM up 1.3%, above 14,000 1st time since Dec. 26

By Mai Iida, BridgeNews Tokyo--Jan. 19--The Nikkei 225 Stock Average ended Friday's morning session 1.3% higher, moving above the psychologically important 14,000 line for the first time since Dec. 26. Large-cap high-technology and information and technology-related issues led gains following the Nasdaq's rise overnight, together with hopes for government moves to create stock boosting measures, traders said. The Nikkei rose 179.65 points to 14,053.57.

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