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Tokyo: Stocks close higher on Brexit stimulus hope

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[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks closed higher Friday on signs policymakers around the world are ready to shore up the global economy against the fallout from Britain's EU exit vote.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index advanced 0.68 per cent, or 106.56 points, to 15,682.48, while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares edged up 0.69 per cent, or 8.62 points, to 1,254.44.