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Tokyo: Stocks open sharply higher on Friday

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[TOKYO] Japanese stocks opened sharply higher on Friday, following new records on Wall Street as US President Donald Trump promised to release details soon about a "phenomenal" tax cut plan.

Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose 1.58 per cent, or 298.64 points, to 19,206.31 in the first few minutes of trade while the Topix index of all first-section issues was up 1.36 per cent, or 20.55 points, at 1,534.10.


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