Nikkei gains, Toyota and shipping stocks higher


(Updates to close) TOKYO, Sept 25 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei average rose 0.6 percent on Tuesday as shipping shares gained on earnings hopes while Toyota Motor Corp rose on a news report about its plan to launch a fuel-efficient ultra-compact car in Europe. The benchmark Nikkei ended up 89.12 points, or 0.55 percent, at 16,401.73, while the broader TOPIX index put on 0.95 percent to 1,566.83.

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