Tokyo stocks gain in morning, tracking overnight US tech rally

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    A pedestrian walks past a stock indicator board displaying share prices of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo on January 7, 2019. – Tokyo stocks closed up more than two percent on January 7, 2019, after European and US markets roared last week on strong US data and dovish comments from the US Federal Reserve. (Photo by Behrouz MEHRI / AFP)
    Agence France-Presse

    Tokyo stocks were higher Tuesday morning, as investor sentiment was bolstered by the United States technology shares rising overnight sending the Nasdaq Composite Index to a record high.

    The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average gained 184.57 points, or 0.82 per cent, from Monday to 22,621.84.

    The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, meanwhile, added 12.36 points, or 0.78 per cent, at 1,591.45.

    Transportation equipment, rubber product and warehousing and harbour transportation service issues comprised those that gained the most by the morning break.

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    (The Nation)