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Tokyo: Nikkei index back near 18-year high

A man walks past an electronic board showing Japan's Nikkei average outside a brokerage in Tokyo.

[TOKYO] Tokyo's benchmark stock index bounced back to a near 18-year high on Tuesday , lifted by a weak yen and rally on Wall Street.

The Nikkei 225 at the Tokyo Stock Exchange rose 0.93 per cent, or 191.05 points, to close at 20,841.97, just shy of 20,868.03 reached last month, its highest finish since December 1996.

The broader Topix index of all first-section shares advanced 0.66 per cent, or 10.94 points, to 1,673.88.


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