Tokyo shares open higher

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Tokyo, Jan 27 (IANS) Tokyo shares opened the trading Wednesday remarkably higher as investors’ sentiment was supported by rallies in the overnight US stocks market and oil prices.

At 9.15 a.m., the 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average jumped 373.24 points, or 2.23 percent, from Tuesday to 17,082.14, according to Xinhua.

The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was up 32.23 points, or 2.37 percent, to 1,392.46.

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