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Tokyo stocks open 0.93% higher on Friday

Published on Jul 4, 2014 9:20 AM

TOKYO (AFP) - Tokyo stocks opened 0.93 per cent higher on Friday after strong US jobs data sparked another record-breaking advance on Wall Street and the dollar's rise against the yen.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index soared 142.08 points to 15,490.37 at the start.

"All the signs are green for a potentially triple-digit Nikkei advance today," said Hiroichi Nishi, general manager of equities at SMBC Nikko Securities.

Wall Street stocks Thursday closed at new records, with the Dow crossing 17,000 after surprisingly robust US jobs growth pointed to a stronger economy.

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