TOKYO, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) - Tokyo stocks advanced on Friday morning with sentiment lifted by better-than-expected gross domestic product data for the April-June quarter, with support also coming from solid US and European shares overnight.
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The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average gained 152.40 points, or 0.74 percent, from Thursday to 20,745.75.
The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, meanwhile, added 7.62 points, or 0.51 percent, at 1,506.28.
Mining, precision instrument and miscellaneous product-linked issues comprised those that gained the most by the morning break.