Tokyo shares open higher

Tokyo, Jan 6 (IANS) Tokyo shares opened the trading Wednesday slightly higher as sentiment here was stabilised following a flat close in the overnight US equity market after a global downturn since the start of the new year.

At 9.15 a.m., the 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average inched up 45. 74 points, or 0.25 percent, from Tuesday to 18,419.74, Xinhua news agency reported.

The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was up 5.23 points, or 0.35 percent, to 1,509. 94.

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