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Tokyo: Stocks gain on weaker yen, oil prices

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[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks jumped on Tuesday as a weaker yen brightened the outlook for exporters' profits while a slide in oil prices lifted airline shares.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index was up 2.15 per cent, or 349.16 points, to 16,565.19, while the Topix index of all first-section shares rose 2.16 per cent, or 28.24 points, to 1,334.90.

AFP