Tokyo shares open higher

Tokyo shares open higher

Tokyo, July 29 (IANS) Tokyo shares opened higher on Friday amid rising expectations of further steps for monetary easing from the Bank of Japan ahead of the outcome of its two-day policy meeting ending Friday.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average added 15.12 points, or 0.09 per cent, from Thursday to 16,491.96, Xinhua news agency reported.

The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange gained 1.47 points, or 0.11 per cent, to 1,308. 47.

Gainers were led by security, real estate and financial stock issues.

Chinese shares open mixed

Beijing, July 29 (IANS) Chinese stocks opened mixed on Friday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index down 0.06 per cent to open at 2,992.54 points.

The smaller Shenzhen index opened 0.11 per cent lower at 10,384.4 points, Xinhua news agency reported.

The ChiNext Index, tracking China’s NASDAQ-style board of growth enterprises, was up 0.21 per cent to open at 2,144.27 points.

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