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Tokyo: Stocks open higher on Friday

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[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks opened higher on Friday after two days of losses, shrugging off worries over the world economy spawned by weak Chinese data.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index gained 0.32 per cent, 53.92 points, to 16,828.16 in the fist few minutes of trading.

The broader Topix index of all first-section issues was up 0.27 per cent, or 3.66 points, at 1,345.97.

AFP