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Tokyo: Stocks close 1.67% higher

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Tokyo stocks ended up 1.67 per cent on Thursday, buoyed by a weaker yen and following a rally on Wall Street driven by strong US economic data.

[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks ended up 1.67 per cent on Thursday, buoyed by a weaker yen and following a rally on Wall Street driven by strong US economic data.

The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange closed 281.77 points higher at 17,167.10, while the Topix index of all first-section shares climbed 1.31 per cent, or 17.87 points, to 1,377.67.

AFP

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