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Tokyo: Stocks open higher on British EU vote optimism

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[TOKYO] Tokyo shares opened higher on Monday amid speculation that Britain's upcoming referendum vote this week will result in the country staying in the European Union.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange rose 1.72 per cent, or 226.12 points, to 15,878.78 in the first few minutes of trading, while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares gained 1.76 per cent, or 21.96 points, to 1,272.79.