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Tokyo: Stocks end the day higher


[TOKYO]Tokyo stocks finished up 1.08 per cent on Friday, extending the previous day's gains as investors grow confident a rate hike by the US Federal Reserve will be delayed, while exporters rallied on a weaker yen.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange advanced 194.90 points to 18,291.80 by the close, while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares rose 1.01 per cent, or 15.12 points, to 1,505.84.