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Tokyo: Stocks close up 1.40% on US gains, weak yen

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[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks rallied Tuesday following sharp gains on Wall Street to close up 1.40 per cent, while a weaker yen supported exporters including Sony and rival Panasonic.

The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange added 274.60 points to finish at 19,909.09, with the Topix index of all first-section shares gaining 1.66 per cent, or 26.20 points, to 1,608.88.

AFP