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Tokyo: Stocks close up

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[TOKYO] Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei index rose Wednesday, snapping a five-day losing streak as investors brushed aside concerns about political uncertainty with hopes rising for a market-friendly US tax reform plan.

The Nikkei index added 0.26 per cent, or 50.80 points, to close at 19,434.64, while the Topix index of all first-section issues rose 0.25 per cent, or 3.93 points, to 1,600.05.

AFP

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