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Tokyo: Stocks shed early losses after Japan, China data

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[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks cast off early losses in thin trading Wednesday as investors reacted to a batch of Japanese and Chinese data.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index was up 0.93 per cent, or 155.47 points, to end at 16,830.92, and the Topix index of all first-section shares gained 0.76 per cent, or 10.20 points, to end at 1,350.97.