Tokyo shares start 2017 on higher note

Tokyo shares opened higher Wednesday on the first trading day of 2017, following rises seen overnight on Wall Street driven by optimism about the US economy. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange rose 0.96 percent or 184.31 points to ... ( read original story ...)

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