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Tokyo: Stocks end higher on weaker yen, stronger oil

Friday, August 19, 2016 - 14:22
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Tokyo stocks closed higher Friday, ending the week on a positive note as a weaker yen and a rally in oil prices lifted investor sentiment.

[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks closed higher Friday, ending the week on a positive note as a weaker yen and a rally in oil prices lifted investor sentiment.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index climbed 0.36 per cent, or 59.81 points, to end at 16,545.82, while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares rose 0.38 per cent, or 4.88 points, to 1,295.67.

AFP