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Tokyo: Stocks close 0.82% higher


[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks closed 0.82 per cent higher Friday, boosted by sharp gains on Wall Street and reassurances from the European Central Bank that Greek lenders will get access to funding.

The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange closed 143.88 points higher at 17,648.50, while the Topix index of all first-section shares edged up 0.50 per cent, or 7.08 points, to 1,417.19.