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Tokyo stocks open higher, encouraged by upbeat US data

Jun 04 2018 07:25

Tokyo - Tokyo stocks opened higher on Monday supported by brisk US jobs growth and manufacturing data that boosted Wall Street.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose 0.84% or 187.16 points to 22 358.51 in early trade while the broader Topix index was up 0.89% or 15.49 points at 1 764.66.

US President Donald Trump's announcement on Friday that he will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on June 12 as scheduled is also supporting the Japanese market, analysts said.

The dollar fetched ¥109.60 in early Asian trade, against ¥109.50 in New York.

"With the healthy condition of the US economy confirmed, the US Federal Reserve is certain to hike its policy rate," said Masayuki Kubota, chief strategist at Rakuten Securities.

"A rate hike is a double-edged sword, as the widening of the interest rate gap would produce a cheaper yen, while an interest rate hike would weigh on global share prices," he said.

Tokyo stocks would see range-bound trading after initial rallies, he said.

For this week, uncertainties about the political situation in Italy and Spain, as well lingering concerns over US protectionist trade policy, could weigh on the market, said Daiwa Securities strategist Tsuyoshi Nomaguchi.

In Tokyo, Toyota was up 1.97% at ¥7 262, Sony was up 1.90% at ¥5 260 and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial was up 1.19% at ¥674.1.

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