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Tokyo: Shares up on weaker yen, oil price surge

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[TOKYO] Tokyo shares rose for a third successive session Thursday boosted by a weaker yen and another oil price surge, though Mitsubishi Motors fell 20 per cent after it admitted falsifying fuel efficiency tests.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index climbed 2.70 per cent, or 457.08 points, to 17,363.62, while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares rose 2.04 per cent, or 27.90 points, to 1,393.68.

AFP

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