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Tokyo stocks rise slightly, market cautious ahead of GDP

August 11, 2014

Tokyo stocks ended higher Tuesday as a weakness in the yen helped benefit some exporters, but the rise was capped as investors grew cautious ahead of the release of Japan's gross domestic product data that is likely to show a sharp contraction.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average ended up 30.79 points, or 0.20 percent, from Monday at 15,161.31. The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange finished 5.18 points, or 0.41 percent, higher at 1,257.69.

Gainers were led by glass and ceramic product, precision instrument and electric power and gas issues, while decliners included the textile and information and communication sectors.

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Source: Japan Economic Newswire

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