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Tokyo: Shares close higher on Brexit stimulus hopes

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Tokyo shares ended higher Wednesday on hopes for official Japanese measures to stem the effects of Britain's decision to leave the European Union.

[TOKYO] Tokyo shares ended higher Wednesday on hopes for official Japanese measures to stem the effects of Britain's decision to leave the European Union.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose 1.59 per cent, or 243.69 points, to 15,566.83, while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares gained 1.88 per cent, or 23.07 points, to 1,247.69.

AFP

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