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Tokyo: Stocks close up 0.74% at 15-year high


[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks climbed 0.74 per cent Monday, a seventh successive rise, with the benchmark index ending at a 15-year high as a weak yen boosted exporters.

The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange added 149.36 points to close at 20,413.77, while the Topix index of all first-section issues ended up 0.69 per cent, or 11.30 points, at 1,659.15.