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Tokyo: Shares open higher on weaker yen

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[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks opened higher on Tuesday following a strong performance in Europe and a mixed showing on US markets while the yen continued to slide.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index gained 0.48 per cent or 77.85 points to 16,293.88 shortly after the opening bell, while the Topix index of all first-section shares rose 0.28 per cent or 3.68 points to 1,310.34.

AFP