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Tokyo: Stocks rise on Japan earnings, US tax cut hopes

[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks closed higher Friday as Japanese earnings season gets into full swing and as the yen weakened against the US dollar on hopes for US President Donald Trump's tax cut plans.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose 1.24 per cent, or 268.67 points, to close at 22,008.45, while the broader Topix index gained 0.98 per cent, or 17.15 points, at 1,771.05.


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