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Tokyo: Stocks squeak out gain in 11-day rally


[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks squeaked out a small gain Friday, extending the benchmark index's rise to an 11th straight day, its longest in more than a quarter of a century.

The Nikkei 225 at the Tokyo Stock Exchange edged up 0.06 per cent, or 11.69 points, to end at 20,563.15, the longest winning streak since a 13-day run in February 1988 during the height of Japan's stock market bubble.

The broader Topix index of all first-section shares rose 0.05 per cent, or 0.89 points, to 1,673.65.