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Tokyo: Stocks close higher on hopes of recovery, vaccine

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Tokyo stocks closed higher on Wednesday as traders were cautiously optimistic about economic recovery and cheered reported advances in coronavirus treatments.

[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks closed higher on Wednesday as traders were cautiously optimistic about economic recovery and cheered reported advances in coronavirus treatments.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose 1.59 per cent or 358.49 points to close at 22,945.50, while the broader Topix index ended up 1.56 per cent or 24.36 points at 1,589.51.

AFP

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