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Tokyo: Shares close flat


[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks ended flat Thursday, adding only 0.03 per cent but hitting new 15-year highs as minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting suggested it would not hike interest rates any time soon.

The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange added 6.31 points to 20,202.87, while the Topix index of all first-section shares climbed 0.21 per cent, or 3.40 points, to 1,646.80.