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Tokyo stocks open 0.20% higher

Published on Jun 17, 2014 8:52 AM

TOKYO (AFP) - Tokyo stocks opened 0.20 per cent higher on Tuesday, following a choppy session on Wall Street as investors weighed the impact of the Iraq crisis and an upcoming US Federal Reserve meeting.

The Nikkei 225 index was up 29.70 points at 14,962.99 at the start.

The Japanese currency was steady, with the dollar fetching 101.87 yen in Asia compared with 101.84 yen in US trade Monday afternoon.

The euro bought US$1.3578 and 138.30 yen, up from US$1.3570 and 138.20 yen.

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