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Tokyo: Stocks close up 0.56%

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Tokyo stocks rose 0.56 per cent on Friday to a more than seven-year high, recovering earlier losses after the yen slid further against the dollar in late trading.

[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks rose 0.56 per cent on Friday to a more than seven-year high, recovering earlier losses after the yen slid further against the dollar in late trading.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange rose 98.04 points to 17,490.83, its best close since July 2007, while the Topix index of all first-section shares gained 0.78 per cent, or 10.90 points, to 1,400.41.

AFP

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