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Tokyo stocks rise in morning on Wall St. gains

August 18, 2014

Tokyo stocks ended Tuesday morning higher as investor sentiment was buoyed by an upbeat performance of U.S. shares overnight.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average gained 139.98 points, or 0.91 percent, from Monday to 15,462.58. The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was up 8.07 points, or 0.63 percent, to 1,279.33.

Major gainers included oil and coal products, nonferrous metal as well as utility issues.

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Source: Japan Economic Newswire

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