Chinese shares open higher

Beijing, Jan 25 (IANS) Chinese stocks opened higher on Monday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index up 0.6 percent, at 2,934.08 points.

The smaller Shenzhen index opened 0.82 percent higher at 10,194.75 points. The ChiNext Index, tracking China’s NASDAQ-style board of growth enterprises, gained 0.75 percent to open at 2,165.73 points.

Tokyo stocks open higher

Tokyo stocks opened higher in early trading on Monday, as a rise in oil prices and a strong showing on Wall Street on Friday bolstered sentiment.

As of 9.15 a.m., the 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average added 106. 79 points, or 0.63 percent, from Friday to 17,065.32.

The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, meanwhile, gained 12.12 points, or 0.88 percent, to 1,386.31.

Notable early advancers comprised foods, mining and financing businesses-linked issues.

Sensex gains 164 points in early trade

A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), on Monday was trading 164.32 points, or 0.67 percent, up during the morning session.

The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading 45.90 points, or 0.62 percent, up at 7,468.35 points.

The Sensex of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 24,540.97 points, was trading at 24,599.98 points (at 9.28 a.m.) in the early session, up 164.32 points or 0.67 percent from the previous day’s close at 24,435.66 points.

The Sensex touched a high of 24,610.14 points and a low of 24,521.59 points in the trade so far.

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