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Tokyo: Stocks close up on late bargain-hunting

[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks rose on Friday on late bargain-hunting in quiet pre-holiday trade after US stocks resumed their climb on the passage of US President Donald Trump's long-awaited tax cut plan.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index gained 0.16 per cent, or 36.66 points, to close at 22,902.76 while the broader Topix index was up 0.35 per cent, or 6.47 points, at 1,829.08.


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