Tokyo: Shares open higher on Friday

[TOKYO] Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei index opened higher Friday after US shares rose as investors cheered President Joe Biden's pledge to boost vaccination efforts.

The Nikkei 225 added 1.18 per cent, or 338.40 points, to 29,068.28 in early trade, while the broader Topix index rose 1.01 per cent, or 19.81 points, to 1,975.36.


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