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Tokyo: Stocks open higher on Thursday


[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks opened higher on Thursday, supported by modest gains on Wall Street with investor focus shifting to a number of upcoming corporate earnings announcements.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index, which fell for the sixth straight day on Wednesday, gained 0.70 per cent, or 162.57 points, to 23,260.86 in early trade, while the broader Topix index was up 0.59 per cent, or 10.88 points, at 1,847.59.


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