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Tokyo: Stocks close at new 9-month high on weak yen

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[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks closed at a fresh nine-month high on Wednesday with exporters gaining on a weaker yen as energy stocks followed oil prices upward.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index gained 1.10 per cent, or 194.06 points, to 17,862.21, the best level since early February, while the broader Topix index of all first-section issues was up 1.33 per cent, or 18.67 points, at 1,421.65.


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