Japanese Stocks Advance as Trade Figures Spur Easing Speculation

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  • Japan's export growth slows, imports slump in September
  • Topix headed for biggest monthly gain since Apirl 2013

Japanese stocks rose for a second day, with the Topix index closing at the highest level in more than seven weeks, as speculation grew that the central bank will boost monetary easing after weaker-than-expected trade data.

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