Tokyo stocks up by break, Toshiba erases losses

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Tokyo - Tokyo stocks rose on Friday morning as automakers and banks chalked up gains, while Toshiba erased early losses that had been driven by fears its loss-hit US nuclear unit is headed for bankruptcy.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index rallied 256.76 points, to 19 575.34 by the break and the Topix index of all first-section issues rose 17.00 points, to 1 571.68.

Exporters benefited as the dollar hit ¥115.20 in Tokyo, against ¥114.95 in New York.

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Rand - Dollar
13.99
+0.3%
Rand - Pound
19.80
+0.2%
Rand - Euro
17.03
+0.1%
Rand - Aus dollar
10.97
+0.3%
Rand - Yen
0.13
+0.2%
Gold
1,835.99
0.0%
Silver
27.35
+0.1%
Palladium
2,947.00
-0.5%
Platinum
1,230.50
-1.6%
Brent Crude
68.32
+0.1%
Top 40
61,276
-1.8%
All Share
67,223
-1.7%
Resource 10
70,580
-2.1%
Industrial 25
84,113
-1.8%
Financial 15
12,656
-0.7%
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