Around the World's Markets: Tokyo

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The Independent Online
SHARE PRICES rose from mid-afternoon by the yen's continued strength against the dollar, which blocked further profit-taking. The yen's rally to near 142.50 triggered renewed short-covering in the September futures, helping the Nikkei 225 index move off its lows by spurring index-linked buying, brokers said.

The Nikkei 225 closed down 14.9 points at 15,391.41. But selected international blue chips remained under pressure from overseas investors.