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Tokyo's Nikkei closes marginally higher


[TOKYO] Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei index edged up on Tuesday on a cheaper yen in sluggish trade, with the market focused on the Federal Reserve's interest rate stance after strong US jobs figures.

The Nikkei 225 index rose 0.14 per cent, or 30.80 points, to close at 21,565.15, but the broader Topix index lost 0.22 per cent, or 3.51 points, to 1,574.89.