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Tokyo: Stocks closes up after see-saw trading

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[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks closed higher Friday despite disappointing Chinese trade figures as market heavyweight Uniqlo operator Fast Retailing soared on expectations profits would recover this fiscal year.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index ticked up 0.49 per cent, or 82.13 points, to close at 16,856.37, after moving in and out of positive territory during earlier trade.

The broader Topix index of all first-section issues rose 0.36 per cent, or 4.88 points, to 1,347.19.

AFP