Tokyo stocks open mixed on firm Wall St., strong yen vs. dollar

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Kyodo News

Tokyo stocks opened mixed Friday as buying on overnight gains on Wall Street was offset by selling prompted by a strengthening of the yen against the U.S. dollar. In the first 15 minutes of trading, the 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average rose 30.54 points, or 0.12 percent, from Thursday to 26,201.79. The broader Topix index was down 3.97 points, or 0.21 percent, at 1,847.77. On the top-tier Prime Market, gainers were led by service and retail issues, while oil and coal product, and air transportation issues led decliners. At 9 a.m., the dollar fetched 134.81-82 yen compared with 134.92-135.02 yen …

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