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Tokyo: Shares end higher on energy firms, exporters

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 14:26

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[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks closed higher Wednesday as a halt in the yen's rally lifted exporters while oil-linked shares and banks rose.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose 0.90 per cent, or 149.13 points, to end at 16,745.64, while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares was up 0.97 per cent, or 12.66 points, at 1,311.13.


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