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Tokyo: Stocks open higher encouraged by US rallies

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[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks opened higher on Friday as rallies on Wall Street helped improve investor sentiment, but with a higher yen against the dollar weighing on the market.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index was up 0.16 per cent or 33.81 points at 21,642.73 in early trade while the broader Topix index was up 0.08 per cent or 0.91 points at 1,615.30.

AFP

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