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Tokyo: Stocks open higher despite loss on Wall Street

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[TOKYO] Tokyo shares opened higher on Thursday, despite losses on Wall Street after a Federal Reserve report pointed to ebbing corporate optimism in the US.

In early trading, the benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose 0.34 per cent, or 67.18 points, to 19,717.75, while the Topix index of all first-section shares gained 0.33 per cent, or 5.19 points, to sit at 1,573.56.


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