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Tokyo: Stocks end higher on weaker yen

Monday, August 22, 2016 - 14:41

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[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks closed higher on Monday on a weaker yen after the vice chairman of the Federal Reserve talked up the US economy while the Bank of Japan's boss indicated there could be fresh easing measures next month.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index closed up 0.32 per cent, or 52.37 points, at 16,598.19, while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares gained 0.62 per cent, or 8.01 points, to close at 1,303.68.


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