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Tokyo: Stocks close up on solid China GDP figures

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[TOKYO] Tokyo shares closed higher on Wednesday as solid Chinese GDP data boosted hopes for the powerhouse economy, while Mitsubishi Motors soared on a report that Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn will become chairman of the scandal-hit automaker.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index gained 0.21 per cent, or 35.30 points, to 16,998.91 while the Topix index of all first-section issues was up 0.05 per cent, or 0.63 points, at 1,357.20.


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