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Tokyo: Stocks close up 2.18%

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[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks rose 2.18 per cent Tuesday on a weaker yen and bargain-hunting after tumbling a day earlier in response to data showing the Japanese economy had slumped into recession.

The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange, which lost almost three percent on Monday, was up 370.26 points to finish at 17,344.06, while the Topix index of all first-section shares gained 2.10 per cent, or 28.75 points, to 1,394.88.

AFP