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Tokyo: Stocks open higher, snap vote eyed

[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks opened moderately higher Monday on a weaker yen as traders kept a close eye on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's expected announcement of snap elections.

The bellwether Nikkei 225 index rose 0.66 per cent, or 132.98 points, to 20,429.43 in early trade while the broader Topix index was up 0.52 per cent, or 8.67 points, at 1,673.28.


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