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Tokyo: Shares rise on weaker yen, stimulus hopes

Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 14:33


[TOKYO] Tokyo shares rose on Thursday, adding to a huge four per cent rally the previous day, as a weakening yen boosted exporters while market sentiment brightened on upbeat US data and hopes for more central bank stimulus.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index climbed 1.28 per cent, or 213.61 points, to close at 16,960.16, while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares was up 1.44 per cent, or 19.44 points, at 1,369.05.


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