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Tokyo: Stocks extend global gains despite weak Japan GDP

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[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks opened higher Thursday after Wall Street powered to fresh records, despite weak revised figures that showed Japan's economy grew less than expected in the third quarter.

Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose 0.95 per cent, or 175.96 points, to 18,672.65 in the first few minutes of trade, while the broader Topix index of all first-section issues was up 0.96 per cent, or 14.27 points, to 1,504.89.


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