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Tokyo: Stocks push higher at open

[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks opened higher on Thursday, as the market took heart from a relatively cheaper yen and gains in the US market, while scandal-hit Kobe Steel fell for a third day.

The bellweather Nikkei 225 index inched up 0.34 per cent, or 71.48 points, to 20,952.75 in early trade while the broader Topix index was up 0.33 per cent or 5.68 points, at 1,702.49.


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