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Tokyo: Stocks open higher after Abe's big election win

[TOKYO] Tokyo's benchmark stock index extended a record winning streak on Monday as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's landslide in a weekend snap election pushed the yen down and boosted exporters.

The key Nikkei 225, which on Friday posted a 14th straight day of gains to match a record set in 1961, added 1.15 per cent, or 246.51 points, to 21,704.15 in early trade.

The broader TOPIX index was up 0.96 per cent, or 16.70 points, at 1,747.34.


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