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Tokyo's Nikkei hits one-year high on cheap yen

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Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei index rose to a one-year high on Friday, supported by a relatively cheap yen and after some US indexes finished higher.

[TOKYO] Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei index rose to a one-year high on Friday, supported by a relatively cheap yen and after some US indexes finished higher.

The Nikkei 225 index gained 0.22 per cent, or 49.21 points, to close at 22,799.81, rising for a fifth straight session.

The broader Topix index was up 0.29 per cent, or 4.70 points, at 1,648.44.

AFP

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