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Tokyo stocks close up as trade war fears ease

TOKYO: Tokyo stocks closed higher on Wednesday as fears about the US-China trade war eased following the release on bail

Updated Dec 12 2018

TOKYO: Tokyo stocks closed higher on Wednesday as fears about the US-China trade war eased following the release on bail of a Huawei executive.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose 2.15 percent or 454.73 points to end at 21,602.75 while the broader Topix index was up 1.99 percent or 31.30 points at 1,606.61.

Copyright AFP (Agence France-Press), 2018