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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.


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