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Tokyo: Nikkei ticks higher by close

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[TOKYO] Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei index ticked up on Tuesday with trading dominated by the possibility of an imminent US rate hike and the Bank of Japan's monetary policy.

The Nikkei 225 index rose 0.34 per cent, or 56.12 points, to close at 16,729.04, while the Topix index of all first-section issues edged down 0.01 per cent, or 0.11 points, to 1,322.99.


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