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Tokyo: Nikkei index opens higher as Britain EU results roll in


[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks opened higher Friday, as initial results of Britain's nailbiting vote on its European Union membership trickled in.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange rose 0.59 per cent, or 95.52 points, to 16,333.87 in opening deals, while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares gained 0.70 per cent, or 9.13 points, to 1,307.84.