14 Feb '11, 1am

Japanese shares open higher

TOKYO: Japanese shares opened higher on Monday, tracking a modest gain on Wall Street last week. The Nikkei index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange gained 0.86 percent, or 90.55 points, to 10,696.20 in the first few minutes of trading. Share prices got off to a strong start despite government data released shortly before the opening bell that showed Japan's gross domestic product contracted in the fourth quarter on sliding consumer consumption and demand. The figures also confirmed that Japan ceded its spot as the world's second-biggest economy to China in 2010. Real gross domestic product slipped by an annualised 1.1 percent in the October-December quarter as the expiration of auto subsidies hit car sales and a strong yen hurt exports, the government said. The fourth-quarter contraction was widely expected but the figure beat analyst expectations of a 2.4 percent contraction ac...

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