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Tokyo Market Report Headlines

Nikkei rises as financials, tech shares rally

Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Thursday after Wall Street gained overnight, with financial stocks rallying on an increase in U.S. bond yields while tech shares attracted buyers after the yen weakened.

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U.S. ambassador skips encounter with sanctioned Russian tycoon

ST PETERSBURG, Russia U.S. ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman Jr. stayed away from an event on Friday that would have required him to be in the same room as Viktor Vekselberg, a Russian metals tycoon subject to U.S. sanctions.