BUSINESS Tokyo stocks open slightly higher

BUSINESS

Tokyo stocks open slightly higher

AFP

08:21, May 12, 2020

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Tokyo stocks opened slightly higher on Tuesday with investors cautiously optimistic on hopes of economic restarts after business shutdowns forced by the coronavirus outbreak.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index gained 0.17 percent or 34.87 points to 20,425.53 in early trade while the broader Topix index was up 0.06 percent or 0.95 points at 1,481.57.

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