Tokyo: Stocks open higher on signs of strong US economy

[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks opened higher on Monday, helped by a cheaper yen and optimism over the US economy following strong jobs data that also saw Wall Street shares rise.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index was up 0.42 per cent, or 87.74 points, at 20,876.13 in early trade, while the broader Topix index rose 0.60 per cent, or 9.33 points, to 1,573.96.


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