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Tokyo: Shares open higher following inflation data


[TOKYO] Tokyo shares opened higher Friday, after a release of the latest inflation data that showed that prices fell 0.3 per cent in April on-year, largely in line with market expectations.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange edged up 0.18 per cent, or 30.02 points, to 16,802.48 in the first minutes of trading, while the broader Topix index of all first section shares was up 0.12 per cent, or 1.65 points at 1,344.12.