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Tokyo stocks open up 0.52%

Published on Jul 2, 2014 9:09 AM

TOKYO (AFP) - Tokyo stocks opened 0.52 per cent higher on Wednesday after Wall Street powered to new record closings.

The Nikkei 225 index was up 80.03 points at 15,406.23 at the start.

New York stocks Tuesday barrelled higher to new records, opening the third quarter with big gains following strong US auto sales and Chinese manufacturing data.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.77 per cent to 16,956.07, while the S&P 500 shot up 0.67 per cent to 1,973.32. Both were record closing highs.

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