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Tokyo: Stocks open higher on optimism over US economy

[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks opened higher on Wednesday after fresh records on Wall Street as optimism over the US economy lifted Japanese carmakers.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose 0.22 per cent, or 45.82 points, to 20,659.89 in early trade while the broader Topix index was up 0.17 per cent, or 2.88 points, at 1,687.34.

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