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Tokyo stocks end morning tad higher as GDP roughly meets expectations

August 12, 2014

Tokyo stocks ended Wednesday morning slightly higher in thin trading during the summer holiday season, with investors reacting calmly to data showing the Japanese economy's largest contraction since the March 2011 earthquake-tsunami disaster.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average rose 24.79 points, or 0.16 percent, from Tuesday to 15,186.10. The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was up 2.46 points, or 0.20 percent, at 1,260.15.

Gainers included shipping, airline, and real estate issues.

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Source: Japan Economic Newswire

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