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Tokyo: Shares end higher as voting starts in Britain EU vote

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[TOKYO] Tokyo shares ended higher in light trading on Thursday, as millions in Britain began voting in a too-close-to-call referendum on their country's future in the European Union.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange rose 1.07 per cent, or 172.63 points, to close at 16,238.35, while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares gained 1.10 per cent, or 14.10 points, to 1,298.71.