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Tokyo: Stocks close up 0.43%

Friday, March 20, 2015 - 14:27


[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks closed 0.43 per cent higher on Friday on bargain-hunting, but Nintendo retreated after the videogame giant's shares surged more than 30 per cent in two days on a plan to enter the smartphone gaming market.

The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange rose 83.66 points to finish at 19,560.22, a fresh 15-year high, while the Topix index of all first-section shares gained 0.30 per cent, or 4.70 points, to 1,580.51.


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