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Tokyo: Stocks open marginally higher after Wall St rally

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 08:24

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[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks edged up at the start on Wednesday, as a weaker yen lifted exporters and after sharp gains on Wall Street provided a boost to investor sentiment.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange advanced 0.28 per cent, or 45.19 points, to 16,099.62 in the first minutes of trade, while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares gained 0.48 per cent, or 6.28 points, to 1,303.29.


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