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Asian currencies get modest boost following French vote

Markets relieved there won't be a far-left vs. far-right runoff

Tokyo Stock Exchange

TOKYO -- Asian currencies received a small boost against the dollar and Tokyo stocks rose on Monday, as the first round of France's presidential election eased investor concerns over a Brexit-like shock.

Centrist Emmanuel Macron won the first round of voting on Sunday, qualifying for a May 7 runoff against far-right leader Marine Le Pen.

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