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Tokyo: Stocks rally in opening trade

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A painting found in the attic of a house in southwest France two years ago was attributed to the Italian master Caravaggio by private French experts who hailed its discovery on Tuesday as a great event in the history of art.

[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks rallied at the start of trade on Wednesday following sharp gains on Wall Street as market sentiment got a boost from higher oil prices.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange rose 1.34 per cent, or 213.92 points, to 16,142.71 in opening deals, while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares was up 1.28 per cent, or 16.68 points, at 1,316.03.

AFP

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