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Tokyo: Stocks open up 0.79%


[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks opened 0.79 per cent higher Friday after Europe's main stock markets closed mixed overnight as investors digested the OPEC decision not to cut oil output and the prospect of quantitative easing in the eurozone.

The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange was up 136.33 points at 17,384.83 in the first minutes of trading.