Tokyo stocks open higher on solid U.S. shares, Brexit deal

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TOKYO, Oct. 18 (Xinhua) -- Tokyo stocks opened higher Friday following U.S. shares advancing overnight on solid corporate earnings, with investor sentiment also brightened by a provisional deal made between Britain and the European Union (EU) over Britain's planned departure from the EU.

As of 9:15 a.m., the 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average gained 116.92 points, or 0.52 percent, from Thursday to 22,568.78.

The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, meanwhile, added 6.12 points, or 0.38 percent, at 1,630.28.

Oil and coal product, mining, and glass and ceramic product-oriented issues comprised those that gained the most in the opening minutes after the morning bell. Enditem

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