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Nikkei ekes out gain, rising for 6th day in thin trading

August 17, 2014

Tokyo stocks eked out slight gains in thin Monday trading, with the Nikkei stock index extending its winning streak to a sixth day, as buying stemming from investor hopes for Japan's further economic measures offset selling to lock in gains after last week's rally.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average ended up 4.26 points, or 0.03 percent, from Friday at 15,322.60. The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange finished 0.58 point, or 0.05 percent, higher at 1,271.26.

Major gainers included air transport as well as oil and coal products, while metal products and real estate ones lost ground.

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Source: Japan Economic Newswire

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