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Tokyo: Stocks close flat as yen-fuelled rally slows

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[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks closed slightly up Thursday at a fresh nine-month high as a rally that has been fuelled by a weaker yen lost steam.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index, which closed at its highest level since early February on Wednesday, eked out a gain of 0.42 points to end at 17,862.63, while the Topix index of all first-section issues ended up 0.10 per cent, or 1.43 points, at 1,423.08.


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