Tokyo stocks open higher after Wall St. rebound

Tokyo stocks opened higher Friday as investors bought back shares after Wall Street gained overnight following a sharp fall the day before.

In the first 15 minutes of trading, the 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average rose 156.06 points, or 0.47 percent, from Thursday to 33,296.53. The broader Topix index was up 16.19 points, or 0.70 percent, at 2,342.17.

On the top-tier Prime Market, gainers were led by bank, pulp and paper, and marine transportation issues.

At 9 a.m., the U.S. dollar fetched 142.06-07 yen compared with 142.06-16 yen in New York and 143.25-27 yen in Tokyo at 5 p.m. Thursday.

The euro was quoted at $1.1005-1009 and 156.35-38 yen against $1.1005-1015 and 156.44-54 yen in New York, and $1.0945-0947 and 156.79-83 yen in Tokyo late Thursday afternoon.

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