Tokyo shares open higher

Tokyo, Jan 13 (IANS) Tokyo shares opened the trading Wednesday remarkably higher after a six-day decline, as sentiment here was boosted by gains on the overnight US stocks market.

At 9.15 a.m., the 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average surged 314.38 points, or 1.83 percent, from Tuesday to 17,533.34, Xinhua news agency reported.

The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was up 28.33 points, or 2.02 percent, to 1,430.28.

Chinese shares open higher

Chinese stocks opened higher on Wednesday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index up 0.6 percent, at 3,041.11 points.

The smaller Shenzhen index opened 0.52 percent higher at 10,347.08 points, Xinhua news agency reported.

The ChiNext Index, tracking China’s NASDAQ-style board of growth enterprises, gained 0.6 percent to open at 2,160.32 points.

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