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Tokyo: Shares surge more than 3% in opening trade

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[TOKYO] Tokyo shares rallied at the start of trade on Tuesday, surging more than three per cent as a weaker yen boosted exporters following strong gains on Wall Street.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange soared 3.25 per cent, or 529.35 points, to 16,805.30 shortly after the opening bell, while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares gained 3.04 per cent, or 40.13 points, to 1,360.28.

AFP

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