BUSINESS Tokyo shares open higher on hopes for Covid peak

BUSINESS

Tokyo shares open higher on hopes for Covid peak

AFP

08:23, August 26, 2021

Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei index opened higher Thursday as US shares renewed record highs on hopes that the pandemic might have peaked, at least for now.

The Nikkei 225 index rose 0.22 percent, or 61.15 points, to 27,785.95 in early trade, and the broader Topix index firmed 0.12 percent, or 2.30 points, to 1,937.96.

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