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Japan: Stocks up 0.34% by break at 15-year high

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[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks rose 0.34 per cent Thursday following a Wall Street rally, and extending gains a day after closing above 20,000 for the first time in 15 years.

The Nikkei 225 at the Tokyo Stock Exchange rose 68.18 points to 20,202.08 by the break, while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares climbed 0.45 percent, or 7.33 points, to 1,629.12.

AFP