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Tokyo: Stocks end higher as selloff eases

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[TOKYO] Tokyo shares ended sharply higher on Tuesday, recovering from the previous day's sell-off with dealers hopeful Donald Trump can push through his planned tax and spending agenda despite last week's healthcare bill collapse.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index closed up 1.14 per cent, or 217.28 points, to 19,202.87, while the Topix index of all first-section issues rose 1.34 per cent, or 20.44 points, at 1,544.83.


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