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Tokyo: Stocks cast off early losses to slightly higher


[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks ended slightly higher Friday, clawing back early losses after a mixed US jobs report, while investors look ahead to Greece's weekend bailout referendum, which could decide its future in the eurozone.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange added 0.08 per cent, or 17.29 points, to close at 20,539.79, while the Topix index of all first-section shares was up 0.23 per cent, or 3.85 points, to finish at 1,652.09.


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