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Tokyo: Shares end up 0.44%


[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks added 0.44 per cent Wednesday, adding further fire to a seven-year closing high, as the Republican Party's victory in the US mid-term election drove up the dollar.

The Nikkei index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange gained 74.85 points to 16,937.32, while the Topix index of all first-section issues rose 3.11 points or 0.23 per cent to 1,371.76.


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