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Tokyo: Nikkei posts 5-day winning streak, earthquake impact seen limited

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 14:30

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[TOKYO] Japanese stocks edged up in choppy trade on Tuesday to close on a five-day winning streak, but gains were limited as investors opted not to take big positions before a national holiday in Japan.

A powerful earthquake that hit northern Japan in the early morning had only a limited impact on the market.

The Nikkei rose 0.3 per cent to 18,162.94, its highest close since early January.

The broader Topix gained 0.3 per cent to 1,447.50 and the JPX-Nikkei Index 400 added 0.3 per cent to 12,983.20.

Markets in Japan will be closed on Wednesday for Labor Thanksgiving Day .

REUTERS

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