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Tokyo: Stocks close higher on corporate results

[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks edged up by the close on Thursday on the back of robust Japanese corporate earnings with messaging app Line surging nearly 17 per cent as it reported better-than-expected profit.

The Nikkei 225, which opened slightly lower, gained 0.15 per cent, or 32.16 points, to close at 21,739.78, while the broader Topix index edged up 0.14 per cent, or 2.47 points, to 1,753.90.


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