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Tokyo: Stocks close higher ahead of Fed decision

Tokyo stocks ended higher on Thursday, in line with a broad rally across Asia following upbeat US data while a weaker yen provided support to Japanese exporters.

[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks closed 1.43 per cent higher on Thursday, swept up in a global rally hours ahead of the US Federal Reserve's hotly anticipated interest decision.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange gained 260.67 points to 18,432.27, while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares closed up 1.31 per cent, or 19.31 points, at 1,491.91.


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