Tokyo shares open higher

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Tokyo, Feb 25 (IANS) Tokyo shares opened the trading on Thursday higher following gains in the overnight US stocks market and the rise in oil prices.

At 9.15 a.m. (local time), the 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average gained 127.75 points, or 0.80 percent, from Wednesday to 16,043.54, Xinhua news agency reported.

The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was up 13.41 points, or 1.04 percent, to 1,297.94.

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