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Tokyo: Shares up as energy firms surge on oil deal

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[TOKYO] Energy firms soared in Tokyo Thursday, leading a Japanese stock market rally as oil prices were boosted by a surprise Opec deal to cut crude production.

Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei 225 index climbed 1.39 per cent, or 228.31 points, to 16,693.71, while the broader Topix index rose 0.94 per cent, or 12.48 points, to 1,343.25.