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Tokyo: Shares jump higher on weaker yen

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[TOKYO] Tokyo shares ended sharply higher on Wednesday on the first trading day of 2017 with investor sentiment boosted by a weaker yen.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange gained 2.51 per cent, or 479.79 points, to close at 19,594.16. The broader Topix index of all first-section issues also added 2.36 per cent, or 35.87 points, to 1,554.48.


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