French presidential election candidate for the En Marche ! movement Emmanuel Macron waves at the audience during a meeting at the Parc des Expositions in Paris, on April 23, 2017, after the first round of the Presidential election. Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen emerged as the projected winners of a nail-biting first round presidential vote in France. / AFP PHOTO / Eric FEFERBERG
French presidential election candidate for the En Marche ! motion Emmanuel Macron waves on the viewers throughout a gathering on the Parc des Expositions in Paris, on April 23, 2017, after the primary spherical of the Presidential election.
Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right chief Marine Le Pen emerged as the projected winners of a nail-biting first spherical presidential vote in France. / AFP PHOTO /

TOKYO,  Japan (AFP) — Tokyo’s benchmark index jumped 1.four p.c on Monday as buyers cheered information that pro-European Emmanuel Macron has taken a lead over far-right candidate Marine Le Pen within the French presidential race.

The Nikkei 225 added 270.21 factors to take a seat at 18,890.96 within the first couple of minutes of buying and selling, whereas the broader Topix index of all first-section points rose 1.25 p.c, or 18.66 factors, to 1,507.24.

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