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Tokyo: Stocks close 1.98% higher

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[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks closed 1.98 per cent higher Wednesday, following sharp rises in New York and Europe that came on the back of higher oil prices and growing optimism over a deal to renegotiate Greece's debt.

The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange jumped 342.89 points to 17,678.74, while the Topix index of all first-section shares climbed 1.77 per cent, or 24.61 points, to 1,417.00.

AFP