Japanese stocks trade higher at the open, tracking an overnight rally on Wall Street and...

|By:, SA News Editor

Japanese stocks trade higher at the open, tracking an overnight rally on Wall Street and extending sharp gains from the previous session. The Nikkei Average gains 2.04% to 9,058 amid a broad-based rally. Technology shares and banks lead: Sony (SNE +5.43%), Sharp (SHCAF.PK +3.74%), Mitsubishi UFJ (MTU +5.74%), Mizuho Financial Group (MFG +3.70%) and Nomura (NMR +7.67%).