Tokyo stocks open higher on firm U.S. Dow Jones index, weak yen

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Economy Apr 28, 2022

Tokyo stocks opened slightly higher Thursday after an overnight advance on the U.S. Dow Jones index and rises in some export-oriented shares aided by the yen’s depreciation against the U.S. dollar. In the first 15 minutes of trading, the 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average rose 38.64 points, or 0.15 percent, from Wednesday to 26,425.27. The broader Topix index was up 7.80 points, or 0.42 percent, at 1,868.56. On the top-tier Prime Market, gainers were led by mining, wholesale trade, and iron and steel issues. At 9 a.m., the dollar fetched 128.42-45 yen compared with 128.38-48 yen in New York and 12…

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