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Tokyo stocks rise on weak yen


Tokyo stocks closed higher Friday as a cheaper yen gave a boost to exporters but traders said they would be keeping a close eye on geopolitics in the coming days.
The benchmark Nikkei 225 index gained 0.40 percent, or 91.99 points, to 22,930.36, marking a weekly gain of 0.76 percent.
The broader Topix index was up 0.38 percent, or 6.88 points, at 1,815.25. Over the week, it advanced 1.13 percent.
“The dollar’s rise into the upper half of the 110 yen range gives a sense of relief” to investors, Okasan Online Securities chief strategist Yoshihiro Ito said in a commentary.

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