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Tokyo: Stocks end up as exporters boosted by cheap yen


[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks closed higher for a second straight day on Monday as major exporters were lifted by a rally in the US dollar against the yen.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index ended up 0.26 per cent, or 43.75 points, at 16,900.12, while the broader Topix index of all first-section issues rose 0.40 per cent, or 5.37 points, to 1,352.56.