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Market cap hits a year-end record on Tokyo's big board

Japan's growth still lags global pace amid trade and currency concerns

The Nikkei Stock Average rose 13.5% in fiscal 2017, nearly matching growth in market cap for the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

TOKYO -- Tokyo's main stock market logged a record fiscal year-end market capitalization Friday, buoyed by global gains in such high-tech fields as semiconductors and automation.

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