Tokyo stocks close higher on hopes for U.S. economy, improved business mood

2021-04-01 15:34

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TOKYO, April 1 (Xinhua) -- Tokyo stocks closed higher Thursday as investors welcomed upbeat U.S. private sector jobs data and a Bank of Japan survey showing improved sentiment among large Japanese manufacturers.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average rose 210.07 points, or 0.72 percent, from Wednesday to close the day, the first of the new fiscal year, at 29,388.87.

The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, meanwhile, gained 3.64 points, or 0.19 percent, to finish at 1,957.64.

Precision instrument, insurance and electric appliance issues comprised those that gained the most by the close of play.
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