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Tokyo: Stocks open higher as yen dips further

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[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks opened higher on Friday building on eight days of gains, as the yen's further fall against the dollar lifted exporters.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index, which closed at a fresh one-year high on Thursday, added 0.74 per cent, or 141.85 points, to 19,415.64 in the first few minutes of trade. The broader Topix index of all first-section shares was up 0.63 per cent, or 9.76 points, at 1,552.48.


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