Tokyo: Shares open higher to join global rally

[TOKYO] Tokyo shares opened higher on Thursday, joining a global rally sparked by dovish remarks from Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen this week.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange rose 0.70 per cent, or 118.18 points, to 16,997.14 in opening deals, while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares gained 0.50 per cent, or 6.83 points, to 1,363.12.


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