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Tokyo stocks rise in morning on solid U.S. GDP data, yen's retreat

2019-03-01 11:23

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TOKYO, March 1 (Xinhua) -- Tokyo stocks advanced Friday morning as solid U.S. gross domestic product data released overnight set a positive tone, with the yen's retreat against the U.S. dollar adding support and lifting exporters.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average gained 189.35 points, or 0.89 percent, from Thursday to 21,574.51. The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, meanwhile, added 6.21 points, or 0.39 percent, at 1,613.87.

Farm and fishery, pharmaceutical and precision instrument-oriented issues comprised those that gained the most by the morning break.
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