Tokyo shares open higher

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Tokyo, June 27 (IANS) Tokyo shares opened higher on Monday as market players bought in stocks that had plunged after Britain voted to leave the European Union in a referendum last week.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average rose 142.74 points, or 0.95 per cent, from Friday to 15,094.76, Xinhua news agency reported.

The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was up 10.59 points, or 0.88 per cent, to 1, 215.07.

Gainers were led by pharmaceutical, food and fishery, agriculture and forestry issues.



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