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Markets welcome Japan election

Markets welcome Japan election
Shares on the Japanese stock market have risen and the yen has dipped after polls indicated a clear win for the opposition Liberal Democratic Party in Japan's general election. The Nikkei 225 rose 1.5%, and the yen fell to a 20-month low against the US dollar. LDP leader Shinzo Abe has pledged to take action to fight deflation and revive the Japanese economy after years of sluggish growth.

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