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Tokyo: Stocks jump 2.4% at open after Wall St surge


[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks jumped 2.4 per cent at the open on Friday after strong US economic data sent Wall Street flying and extended a global rally that saw a surge in Chinese equities.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange rose 445.58 points to 19,020.02, a few minutes after the opening bell.