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Tokyo: Stocks close higher after Wall St rebound despite virus fears

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Tokyo stocks closed higher on Wednesday after Wall Street rebounded, as investors eyed developments related to the spread of the deadly novel coronavirus.

[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks closed higher on Wednesday after Wall Street rebounded, as investors eyed developments related to the spread of the deadly novel coronavirus.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index added 0.71 per cent, or 163.69 points, to end at 23,379.40, while the broader Topix index rose 0.45 per cent, or 7.67 points, to 1,699.95.

AFP