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Tokyo: Stocks rally in opening trade

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[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks rallied at the start of trade on Wednesday after US and European shares made their first gains since Britain's unexpected vote last week to tear itself away from the EU.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange rose 1.31 per cent, or 200.21 points, to 15,523.35 in opening deals, while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares climbed 1.36 per cent, or 16.65 points, to 1,241.27.