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Tokyo: Stocks rise for fourth day on BOJ report

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[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks rose for a fourth straight session Friday as financial shares rallied on news that the Bank of Japan may supply relief to banks hit by its shock negative-rate policy.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange jumped 1.20 per cent, or 208.87 points, to 17,572.49, while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares climbed 0.99 per cent, or 13.82 points, to 1,407.50.

AFP