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Tokyo: Stocks end slightly higher despite upbeat business report

[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks closed slightly up Monday, despite Japanese business confidence hitting its highest level in a decade, as Nissan dropped on news that thousands of its vehicles for the Japan market had been inspected by uncertified staff.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose 0.22 per cent, or 44.50 points, to close at 20,400.78, while the broader Topix index was down 0.07 per cent, or 1.13 points, at 1,673.62.


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