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Tokyo: Shares end 1.23% higher


[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks rose 1.23 per cent Friday, lifted by a weak yen, while Japan's two biggest airlines soared on OPEC's decision not to cut oil production despite prices hitting four-year lows.

The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange added 211.35 points to finish at 17,459.85, while the Topix index of all first-section shares climbed 1.32 per cent, or 18.44 points, to 1,410.34.