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Tokyo: Stocks close 0.67% higher on Greek vote, Yellen comments

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[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks rose 0.67 per cent Thursday after Greek MPs passed unpopular reforms crucial to keeping the country in the eurozone, while the dollar picked up against the yen after Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen reaffirmed a US interest rate hike by year-end.

The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange rose 136.79 points to close at 20,600.12, while the Topix index of all first-section shares climbed 0.88 per cent, or 14.42 points, to 1,660.83.

AFP