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Tokyo: Stocks open higher as Federal Reserve keeps rates unchanged

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Tokyo stocks opened higher on Thursday after the US Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged as expected, with expectations that the low rate be maintained for a while.

[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks opened higher on Thursday after the US Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged as expected, with expectations that the low rate be maintained for a while.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index was up 0.24 per cent or 55.67 points at 23,447.53 in early trade, while the broader Topix index edged up 0.24 per cent or 4.04 points to 1,718.99.

AFP

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