Tokyo stocks open higher on cheaper yen, US rallies

Tokyo, Japan (AFP) — Tokyo stocks opened higher on Friday, helped by a cheaper yen and rallies on Wall Street following news the US and China will resume high-level trade talks.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index was up 0.65 percent or 137.81 points at 21,223.75 in early trade, while the broader Topix index rose 0.48 percent or 7.43 points to 1,541.89.


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