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Tokyo: Stocks rally, led by exporters

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[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks rallied on Wednesday as a weaker yen boosted major exporters including Toyota and Nissan, offsetting below-par factory output data that aggravated concerns about Japan's stalled economy.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index rallied 0.97 per cent, or 162.04 points, to close at 16,887.40, while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares gained 1.27 per cent, or 16.73 points, to 1,329.54.

AFP