Construction and smelters boost Nikkei at quarter’s end

 TOKYO, March 31 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei average gained on
Thursday with fund managers shifting into construction stocks
and smelters while moving away from domestic-demand shares at
the quarter's end on expectations for a hike in demand as Japan
said it may spend $120 billion on reconstruction after a massive
quake.	
 The benchmark Nikkei average ended the day up 0.5
percent at 9,755.10, while the broader Topix advanced
0.4 percent to 869.38, pushed higher by year end
window-dressing.	
(Reporting by Antoni Slodkowski; Editing by Chris Gallagher)	
 	
 	
	
	
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