BUSINESS Tokyo stocks close higher on hopes for full economic restart

BUSINESS

Tokyo stocks close higher on hopes for full economic restart

Xinhua

18:56, June 01, 2020

TOKYO, June 1 (Xinhua) -- Tokyo stocks closed higher Monday, on expectations that more coronavirus-linked business restrictions being lifted in Tokyo would be another big step towards the nation's full economic restart.

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The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average gained 184.50 points, or 0.84 percent, from Friday to close the day at 22,062.39, marking its highest closing level since Feb. 26.

The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, meanwhile, added 5.08 points, or 0.32 percent, to finish at 1,568.75.

Securities house, electric power and gas, and electric appliance-related issues comprised those that gained the most by the close of play.  

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