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Tokyo: Stocks close up 1.14%
[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks rose 1.14 per cent Thursday thanks to a weaker yen, as speculation swirls that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering a delay to next year's planned sales tax hike.
The benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange added 195.74 points to finish at 17,392.79, while the Topix index of all first-section shares climbed 0.90 per cent, or 12.46 points, to 1,389.51.