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Tokyo: Stocks edge higher as dealers eye key US jobs report

Friday, March 4, 2016 - 14:26


[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks closed higher on Friday, notching up their fourth consecutive rise as investors looked ahead to a key US jobs report and an annual policy meeting of China's leaders at the weekend.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange rose 0.32 per cent, or 54.62 points, to 17,014.78, while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares finished up 0.46 per cent, or 6.30 points, at 1,375.35.


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