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Tokyo: Shares rise on a weaker yen but gains pared as China slips

Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 14:31
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Tokyo stocks ended higher on Thursday, in line with a broad rally across Asia following upbeat US data while a weaker yen provided support to Japanese exporters.

[TOKYO] Japanese shares rose on Thursday as the yen sank to a two-month low against the dollar although most of their early gains were erased on weaker Chinese stocks and caution ahead of Friday's US non-farm payrolls report.

The Nikkei average rose 0.2 per cent to 20,644.44. It touched 20,817.48, the highest since July 21, earlier in the session.

The broader Topix gained 0.5 per cent to 1,673.58 and the JPX-Nikkei Index 400 climbed 0.5 per cent to 15,112.80.

REUTERS