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Tokyo: Stocks open higher helped by US rallies

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Tokyo stocks opened higher on Friday, encouraged by rallies on Wall Street with a relatively cheap yen against the dollar also supporting exporters.

[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks opened higher on Friday, encouraged by rallies on Wall Street with a relatively cheap yen against the dollar also supporting exporters.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index edged up 0.09 per cent or 21.24 points to 23,946.16 in early trade, while the broader Topix index was up 0.20 per cent or 3.54 points at 1,734.74.

AFP