Tokyo stocks open higher, Nikkei hits 33-year intraday high

Tokyo stocks opened higher Monday, with the Nikkei hitting a 33-year intraday high, as buying was spurred by positive half-year results in the insurance sector and gains on a U.S. semiconductor index late last week. In the first 15 minutes of trading, the 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average rose 138.52 points, or 0.41 percent, from Friday to 33,723.72. The broader Topix index was up 10.52 points, or…


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