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Tokyo: Stocks rise in opening deals as Nissan soars

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[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks rose at the start of trade on Friday despite a weak lead from Wall Street as Nissan surged more than five per cent after reporting full-year earnings the previous day.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange gained 0.36 per cent, or 59.68 points, to 16,706.02 after the opening bell, while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares was up 0.25 per cent, or 3.37 points, at 1,340.64.

AFP