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Tokyo stocks open up 0.64%

Published on Apr 23, 2014 9:49 AM

TOKYO (AFP) - Tokyo stocks opened 0.64 per cent higher on Wednesday as the dollar held steady against the yen.

The Nikkei 225 index gained 91.64 points to 14,480.41 at the start.

The benchmark index is likely to move in a relatively narrow band on Wednesday, traders said.

"Since the dollar remains relatively firm, we can expect a bit of a bounceback from yesterday's selloff," said SMBC Nikko Securities' Hiroichi Nishi.

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