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Weaker yen sends Tokyo stocks up


Tokyo - Tokyo stocks rose in morning trading Monday as the yen weakened and investors went bargain hunting.

The Nikkei 225 Stock Average climbed 99.9 points, or 0.97 per cent, to 10,382.89.


The broader-based Topix index also rose 11.26 points, or 1.25 per cent, to 913.29.


On currency markets at 9 am (0000 GMT), the dollar traded at 92.11-13 yen, up from Friday's 5 pm quote of 91.80-83 yen.


The euro traded at 1.4993-97 dollars, down from 1.5024-27 dollars in late trading Friday, and at 138.12-14 yen, up from 137.95-99 yen.

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