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Tokyo stocks close higher on buying in tech shares

26 Nov 2020, 17:30 GMT+10

TOKYO, Nov. 26 (Xinhua) -- Tokyo stocks closed higher Thursday, as investors flocked to shares of technology companies after the U.S. Nasdaq Composite Index closed at a record high overnight.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average increased 240.45 points, or 0.91 percent, from Wednesday at 26,537.31, its highest closing since April 19, 1991.

The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, meanwhile, gained 10.58 points, or 0.60 percent, to finish at 1,778.25.

Information and communication, precision instrument, and electric appliance issues comprised those that increased the most by the close of play.

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