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FAOURABLE earnings lifted companies such as the drug maker Eisai, up 3 per cent, and Mitsubishi Electric, 2.4 per cent better. Steel shares were also higher, with the industry leader Nippon Steel rising 2.4 per cent on an expected rise in sheet prices. The Nikkei rose 0.2 per cent to 11,407.14 in heavy trade.

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