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Tokyo: Shares close 0.55% higher

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 14:24

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[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks surged 0.55 per cent on Wednesday, ahead of a policy announcement by the US central bank, as Nintendo rocketed more than 21 per cent.

The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange shed earlier losses and added 107.48 points to 19,544.48, a fresh 15-year high. The Topix index of all first-section issues gained 0.76 per cent, or 11.96 points, to 1,582.46.

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