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Tokyo: Shares rally at open, extend global gains


[TOKYO] Tokyo shares rallied in opening trade Thursday, extending sharp global gains as fears abated about Britain's vote to turn its back on the EU and its impact on the world economy.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange jumped 1.19 per cent, or 185.88 points, to open at 15,752.71.

The broader Topix index of all first-section shares climbed 1.18 per cent, or 14.73 points, to 1,262.42.