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Tokyo: Stocks close up 1.07%

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[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks rose 1.07 per cent as investors weighed the Bank of Japan's decision to keep its monetary easing programme unchanged, pushing up the yen against the dollar.

The Nikkei 225 at the Tokyo Stock Exchange rose 210.63 points to 19,859.81, while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares closed up 0.87 per cent, or 13.85 points, at 1,600.38.

AFP