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Tokyo: Stocks surge at open


[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks surged at the start of trading Wednesday, extending a rally on global financial markets as a sharply weaker yen lifted exporters.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange soared 1.61 per cent, or 265.59 points, to 16,764.35 in opening deals, while the broader Topix index of all first section shares rose 1.43 per cent, or 18.93 points, to 1,345.43.