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Tokyo: Stocks close higher; Sony up 11% on record profit outlook

[TOKYO] Tokyo shares closed higher on Wednesday, tracking gains on Wall Street with a weaker yen supporting the market, while Sony soared 11 per cent after forecasting record annual profits.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose 1.86 per cent, or 408.47 points, to 22,420.08, while the broader Topix index was up 1.17 per cent, or 20.75 points, at 1,786.71.


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