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Tokyo: Stocks close higher as yen's rise takes breather

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[TOKYO] Tokyo's main stock index closed up on Tuesday at a fresh 26-year high as the yen's upward trend lost steam.

The Nikkei 225 index rose 1 per cent or 236.93 points to 23,951.81 - its highest level since November 1991 - while the broader Topix index was up 0.55 per cent or 10.35 points at 1,894.25.

AFP

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