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Tokyo: Nikkei index back above 20,000 mark after Wall St record


[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks rose 0.68 per cent on Tuesday, with the benchmark index back above 20,000, thanks to a weaker yen and record-setting advances on Wall Street.

The Nikkei 225 at the Tokyo Stock Exchange climbed 136.11 points to 20,026.38, ending above the psychologically important mark for the first time in three weeks.

The Topix index of all first-section shares added 0.41 per cent, or 6.67 points, to 1,633.33, levels not seen since the end of 2007.