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Japan's Nikkei opens marginally higher on continued hopes for trade talks

2019-11-06 08:49

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TOKYO, Nov. 6 (Xinhua) -- The benchmark Nikkei stock index opened marginally higher on Wednesday, as investor sentiment was lifted by the Dow Jones Industrial Average closing at a fresh record high overnight amid continued hopes for ongoing international trade discussions.

As of 9:15 a.m., the 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average gained 26.61 points, or 0.11 percent, from Tuesday to 23,278.60.

The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, meanwhile, shed 0.56 point, or 0.03 percent, at 1,693.60.

Rubber product, farm and fishery, and pulp and paper-linked issues comprised those that gained the most in the opening minutes after the morning bell.
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