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Tokyo: Stocks close higher on US economic hopes


[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks closed higher on Monday with investors buoyed by solid US job growth while banks rallied on President Donald Trump's move to roll back financial regulations.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 0.31 per cent, or 58.51 points, to 18,976.71, while the Topix index of all first-section issues was up 0.36 per cent, or 5.43 points, at 1,520.42.


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