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Tokyo: Stocks open 0.77% higher

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[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks opened 0.77 per cent higher on Friday, picking up a strong lead from Wall Street after Federal Reserve meeting minutes raised expectations the US central bank will not hike rates any time soon.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange gained 140.34 points to 18,281.51 in opening deals.

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