Tokyo shares open higher

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Tokyo, Feb 23 (IANS) Tokyo shares opened the trading Tuesday higher following overnight gains in the US equity market and the rise in oil prices.

At 9.15 a.m., the 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average gained 184.66 points, or 1.15 percent, from Monday to 16,295.71, Xinhua news agency reported.

The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange jumped 12.86 points, or 0.99 percent, higher to 1,312.86.

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