Tokyo stocks open higher as soft yen lifts exporters

October 5, 2016 10:57 am 

TOKYO, Oct. 5 — Tokyo stocks edged higher as markets here opened Wednesday with sentiment bolstered by a comparatively soft yen early on giving some export-linked shares a lift.

As of 9:15 a.m., the 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average gained 5.68 points, or 0.03 percent, from Tuesday to 16,741.33.

The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, meanwhile, added 1.88 points, or 0.14 percent, at 1,342.09.

Notable early gainers comprised rubber product, transportation equipment and insurance-linked shares. (PNA/Xinhua)

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