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Tokyo stocks rise slightly in morning on bargain-hunting

February 5, 2014

TOKYO , Feb. 6 -- ( Kyodo ) _ Tokyo stocks rose slightly Thursday morning on bargain-hunting following recent sharp losses in quiet trading ahead of a closely-watched U.S. jobs report due out Friday. The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average gained 42.29 points, or 0.30 percent, from Wednesday to 14,222.67. The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was up 0.66 points, or 0.06 percent, to 1,163.30. By sector, paper and pulp, information and communication, and wholesale issues drew buying while shipping, rubber and banking shares lost ground.

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Source: Japan Economic Newswire

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