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Tokyo stocks open up 0.39% on Friday

Published on Jun 6, 2014 9:46 AM

TOKYO (AFP) - Tokyo stocks opened 0.39 per cent higher on Friday after Wall Street powered to record highs on aggressive easing measures by the European Central Bank.

The Nikkei 225 index was up 59.38 points at 15,138.75 at the start.

The European Central Bank rolled out an unprecedented package of measures Thursday to stimulate fragile eurozone growth and avert deflation.

The bank put its deposit rate into negative territory for the first time, meaning banks will be charged for depositing their excess cash with the central bank.

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