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Tokyo: Stocks open higher, Takata suspended on bankruptcy reports


[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks opened higher on Friday with exporters lifted by a weak yen, while trading in Takata shares was suspended after media reports that the embattled airbag maker is likely to file for bankruptcy protection.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index gained 0.50 per cent, or 98.47 points, to 19,930.29 in the first few minutes of trading while the Topix index of all first-section issues was also up 0.50 per cent, or 7.89 points, at 1,595.98.


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