BUSINESS Tokyo stocks open higher

BUSINESS

Tokyo stocks open higher

AFP

08:47, October 19, 2020

Tokyo stocks opened higher on Monday with bargain-hunting purchases supporting the market, as investors closely watched developments over a fresh US stimulus package and the global coronavirus situation.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index was up 0.84 percent, or 197.03 points, at 23,607.66 in early trade, while the broader Topix index rose 0.75 percent, or 12.06 points, to 1,629.75.

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