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Tokyo: Stocks open higher supported by cheaper yen

UK scientists are to track the spread of the new coronavirus and watch for emerging mutations by using gene sequencing to analyse the strains causing thousands of Covid-19 infections across the country, Britain said on Monday.

[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks opened higher on Monday as a relatively cheaper yen against the dollar supported the market even as investors warily watched the spread of the coronavirus.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index was up 1.57 per cent or 260.60 points at 16,813.43 in early trade, while the broader Topix index was up 0.61 per cent or 7.77 points at 1,290.99.


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