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Tokyo: Stocks close up 0.39%

Tokyo stocks opened 1.04 per cent higher on Friday, helped by gains on Wall Street and the dollar's rise against the yen.

[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks closed 0.39 per cent higher on Friday, after Wall Street advanced and as a weaker yen boosted exporter shares.

The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange rose 68.17 points to 17,674.39, while the Topix index of all first-section shares gained 0.11 per cent, or 1.49 points, to end at 1,415.07.


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