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Tokyo's Nikkei closes marginally higher


[TOKYO] Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei index edged higher on Tuesday in sluggish trading as the market was divided in its assessment of the prospects for the US-China trade dispute.

The Nikkei 225 index, which rallied more than 2 per cent Monday on news that the US and China had struck a trade war truce, added 0.11 per cent, or 24.30 points, to close at 21,754.27.

The broader Topix index rose 0.31 per cent, or 4.99 points, at 1,589.84.