Tokyo stocks climb in morning as U.S., Europe financial fears ease


Tokyo stocks gained Friday morning as concerns over the U.S. and European financial systems abated.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average rose 263.82 points, or 0.95 percent, from Thursday to 28,046.75. The broader Topix index was up 20.58 points, or 1.04 percent, at 2,003.90.

Gainers were led by iron and steel, wholesale trade, and precision instrument issues.

Kyodo News

Kyodo News