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Tokyo: Stocks gain on ebbing Syria fears


[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks rose moderately Friday, extending rallies in New York on receding fears over potential US-led military strikes in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index gained 0.55 per cent or 118.46 points to 21,778.74 while the broader Topix index was up 0.63 per cent or 10.84 points at 1,729.36.


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