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Tokyo: Nikkei stock index closes at 21-year high

[TOKYO] Tokyo's benchmark stock index closed at a two-decade high on Wednesday as the Japanese market rides a global equities rally with its US counterparts hitting fresh records.

The Nikkei 225 rose 0.28 per cent, or 57.76 points, to end at 20,881.27, its best finish since December 1996.

AFP

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