Wednesday, 23 July, 2014

Published July 17, 2014
Tokyo: Stocks open up 0.28%

[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks opened 0.28 per cent higher on Thursday after the blue-chip Dow index powered to a new record on Wall Street thanks to robust US company earnings.

The Nikkei 225 index gained 43.57 points to 15,422.87 at the start.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended at a record high Wednesday as strong Intel earnings and a new IBM venture with Apple boosted the blue-chip index.

The 30-issue Dow jumped 0.45 per cent to 17,138.20 while the broad-based S&P 500 gained 0.42 per cent to 1,981.57.