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Tokyo stocks open modestly higher on Wall St. gains

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Tokyo stocks open modestly higher on Wall St. gains

TOKYO, July 15 (Xinhua) -- Tokyo stocks opened modestly higher on Tuesday morning as market sentiment was lifted by overnight gains on Wall Street.

At 9:15 a.m., the 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average was up 96.74 points, or 0.63 percent, from Monday to 15,393.56.

The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange gained 9.63 points, or 0.76 percent, at 1,275. 09.

Major gainers included rubber products, nonferrous metals and insurance shares.

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