Tokyo stocks open higher as oil prices rise

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Tokyo, April 27 (IANS) Tokyo stocks rose from the off on Wednesday as a rise in oil prices following a recent slump and the yen’s retreat against the US dollar lifted the market mood, despite some anxiety about upcoming central bank meetings in the US and Japan.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average added 55.67 points, or 0.32 percent, from Tuesday to 17,408.95, Xinhua news agency reported.

The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, meanwhile, gained 0.90 point, or 0.06 percent, to 1,392.59.

Notable early advancers comprised mining, glass and ceramics products, and fishery, agriculture and forestry-linked stocks.

–IANS

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