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Tokyo: Stocks open higher as business confidence picks up

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[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks opened slightly higher on Wednesday after the Bank of Japan said business confidence picked up in the last quarter, while investors were awaiting results from a key US central bank meeting.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index, which closed at its best level in a year the previous day, gained 0.07 per cent, or 13.09 points, to 19,263.61 in the first few minutes of trading.

The broader Topix index of all first-section issues was up 0.06 per cent, or 0.95 points, to 1,541.20.


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