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Tokyo: Shares firm on cheaper yen

[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks firmed Thursday, supported by a cheaper yen and tracking gains on Wall Street after President Donald Trump unveiled plans to slash corporate tax in a sweeping fiscal reform.

The bellwether Nikkei 225 index gained 0.47 per cent, or 96.06 points, at 20,363.11, while the broader Topix index was up 0.71 per cent, or 11.74 points, at 1,676.17.


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