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Tokyo: Shares end higher on hopes for new government

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Tokyo shares ended higher Friday as investors stayed optimistic about the new government of Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, who took office this week.

[TOKYO] Tokyo shares ended higher Friday as investors stayed optimistic about the new government of Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, who took office this week.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index added 0.18 per cent or 40.93 points to close at 23,360.30, while the broader Topix index finished 0.49 per cent or 8.02 points higher at 1,646.42.

AFP

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