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Tokyo: Shares open higher after soft US jobs data

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[TOKYO] Tokyo shares opened higher on Monday after a weaker-than-expected US August jobs report came in short of forecasts, reducing odds for a US rate hike this month.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index jumped 1.21 per cent or 205.32 points to 17,131.00 in opening deals, while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares added 1.22 per cent or 16.38 points to 1,357.14.


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