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Tokyo: Stocks open 0.49% higher

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A woman walks past a share price board showing the numbers on the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo.

[TOKYO] Tokyo shares opened 0.49 per cent higher on Wednesday after the Chinese central bank slashed interest rates for the fifth time in nine months to shore up the world's second-largest economy.

The Nikkei-225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange opened 87.59 points higher at 17,894.29.

AFP