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Tokyo stocks edge higher on strong corporate results, weaker yen

July 29, 2014

Tokyo stocks gained slightly Wednesday as buying backed by strong corporate results and a weaker yen offset selling to lock in recent gains.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average ended up 28.16 points, or 0.18 percent, from Tuesday at 15,646.23. The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange finished 1.83 points, or 0.14 percent, higher at 1,292.24.

Major gainers included consumer finance, nonferrous metal and steel shares.

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Source: Japan Economic Newswire

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