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Nikkei regains ground after Thursday's 7.3 percent slide

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average regained ground on Friday after a 7.3-percent dive in the previous session, its biggest one-day percentage drop in two years after weak Chinese factory data spooked investors.

The Nikkei climbed 2.4 percent to 14,827.50, while the broader Topix index rose 2 percent to 1,213.11.

(Reporting by Dominic Lau; Editing by Chris Gallagher)

Published Date: May 24, 2013 06:00 AM | Updated Date: May 24, 2013 06:00 AM