Tokyo stocks open higher

Tokyo: Tokyo stocks opened higher on Wednesday mirroring global bourses rallying and supported by the yen weakening against the US dollar as Britain's decision to leave the European Union is beginning to be factored in by markets. The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average gained 169.37 points, or 1.11 per cent, from Tuesday to 15,492.51, Xinhua news agency reported. The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, meanwhile, added 16.05 points, or 1.31 per cent, to 1,240.67. Early notable gainers comprised insurance and iron and steel-linked stocks.