Around the World's Markets: Tokyo

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The Independent Online
TOKYO STOCKS ended the day in positive territory after record overnight gains on the Nasdaq, and positive moves regarding futures and options settlement. The benchmark Nikkei index closed up 85 points, or 0.6 per cent, at 14,808.

Computer-related stocks lead the way, with Canon rising 3.5 per cent, and silicon-chip manufacturer Shin-Etsu gaining 3.6 per cent. "There is a growing feeling that we are going to see PC sales increase into the new year," said one observer.

A weak yen also lifted exporters, with Sony up 1 per cent.