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Tokyo: Stocks close up 1.72%


[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks closed 1.72 per cent higher Tuesday thanks to a weak yen, while also tracking a rise in New York and Europe on hopes Greece's new anti-austerity government will thrash out a new bailout deal with its international creditors.

The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange rose 299.78 points to 17,768.30, while the Topix index of all first-section shares added 1.73 per cent, or 24.30 points, to end at 1,426.38.