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Tokyo stocks close 1.83% higher

Jun 19 2013 08:47 AFP

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Tokyo - Tokyo stocks closed 1.83% higher on Wednesday, ahead of the Federal Reserve ending its policy meeting and as official data showed Japan's exports soared in May, thanks to a weaker yen.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index jumped 237.94 points to 13 245.22, while the Topix index of all first-section shares rose 1.86%, or 20.17 points, to 1 106.57.

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