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Tokyo: Nikkei index opens up nearly 2% after UK exit poll

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Tokyo's key Nikkei stock index opened nearly two per cent higher on Friday, boosted by hopes for an imminent US-China trade deal and polls predicting an election win for Britain's ruling Conservative Party, setting the stage for Brexit.

[TOKYO] Tokyo's key Nikkei stock index opened nearly two per cent higher on Friday, boosted by hopes for an imminent US-China trade deal and polls predicting an election win for Britain's ruling Conservative Party, setting the stage for Brexit.

The Nikkei 225 index rallied 1.87 per cent or 437.99 points to 23,862.80 in early trade while the broader Topix index was up 1.48 per cent or 25.30 points at 1,738.13.

AFP