Japanese shares end up 0.64%

Japanese shares end up 0.64%
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First Published: Wed, Sep 03 2008. 11 43 AM IST
Updated: Wed, Sep 03 2008. 11 43 AM IST
AFP
Tokyo: Japanese share prices closed up 0.64% Wednesday as investors cheered a drop in oil prices and a weaker yen, which is good for exporters, dealers said.
The market made up some lost ground after a fall the previous day triggered by political uncertainty in the world’s second largest economy after Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda’s sudden resignation.
The Tokyo Stock Exchange’s benchmark Nikkei-225 index rose 80.12 points to close at 12,689.59. The broader Topix index of all first-section shares gained 8.18 points or 0.67% to close at 1,220.55.
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First Published: Wed, Sep 03 2008. 11 43 AM IST
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