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Tokyo: Shares end 0.38% higher


[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks rose 0.38 per cent Wednesday as a weaker yen supported the market after the Bank of Japan cut its annual inflation and growth forecasts, boosting the chance of more monetary easing this year.

The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange added 78.00 points to close at 20,463.33, while the Topix index of all first-section shares climbed 0.47 per cent, or 7.70 points, to 1,646.41.


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