Corporate Earnings Likely to Affect Tokyo Stocks Next Week

Corporate Earnings Likely to Affect Tokyo Stocks Next Week

   Tokyo, April 21 (Jiji Press)--Earnings announcements by major Japanese companies are likely to affect Tokyo stock prices next week, following the closely watched French presidential election, analysts say.
   This week, the benchmark 225-issue Nikkei average gained 285.12 points, or 1.56 pct, to end at 18,620.75 on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Friday.

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