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Tokyo: Shares rebound as trade war fears ease


[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks ended higher on Thursday, boosted by easing fears of a trade war as the White House signalled it would water down plans for contentious metal tariffs.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose 0.54 per cent, or 115.35 points, to end at 21,368.07 while the broader Topix index climbed 0.35 per cent, or 5.99 points, to 1,709.95.