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Tokyo: Nikkei index closes at highest this year

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[TOKYO] Tokyo's benchmark index on Thursday chalked up its best close this year, after Wall Street powered to fresh record highs and as investors eye a key European Central Bank meeting.

The Nikkei 225 rose 1.45 per cent, or 268.78 points, to end at 18,765.47, while the broader Topix index of all first-section issues gained 1.48 per cent, or 22.07 points, to 1,512.69.


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