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Tokyo: Stocks close up 0.49%

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Tokyo stocks rose 0.49 per cent Monday, after official data showed Japan's economy contracted at a slower rate than expected last quarter.

[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks rose 0.49 per cent Monday, after official data showed Japan's economy contracted at a slower rate than expected last quarter.

The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange rose 100.81 points to 20,620.26 while the Topix index of all first-section shares added 0.51 per cent, or 8.41 points, to 1,672.87.

AFP