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Tokyo: Stocks close up ahead of expected snap election

[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks closed higher on Monday with exporters boosted by the weaker yen, while traders kept a close eye on Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's expected announcement of a snap election.

The bellwether Nikkei 225 index rose 0.50 per cent, or 101.13 points, to end at 20,397.58, while the broader Topix index was up 0.49 per cent, or 8.21 points, at 1,672.82.


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