BUSINESS Tokyo stocks close higher as oil price spike lifts energy issues

BUSINESS

Tokyo stocks close higher as oil price spike lifts energy issues

Xinhua

14:24, June 14, 2019

TOKYO, June 14 (Xinhua) -- Tokyo stocks closed higher Friday with energy-related issues finding favor following a spike in oil prices after the tanker attacks the previous day near the Strait of Hormuz.

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Pedestrians walk past the closing rate of the Tokyo Stock Exchange displayed in the window of a security company in Tokyo. (File photo: AFP)

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average added 84.89 points, or 0.40 percent, from Thursday to close the day at 21,116.89.

The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, meanwhile, gained 5.21 points, or 0.34 percent, to finish at 1,546.71.

Mining, pulp and paper, and oil and coal product-linked issues comprised those that gained the most by the close of play.

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