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Tokyo: Stocks end higher as yen eases after US data

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Tokyo stocks ended higher on Thursday, in line with a broad rally across Asia following upbeat US data while a weaker yen provided support to Japanese exporters.

[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks ended higher on Thursday, in line with a broad rally across Asia following upbeat US data while a weaker yen provided support to Japanese exporters.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange closed up 0.49 per cent, or 96.83 points, at 19,944.41, while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares gained 0.48 per cent, or 7.65 points, to 1,602.32.

AFP