Tokyo stocks rise in morning as exporters gain on weak yen


Tokyo stocks rose Wednesday morning, led by export-heavy auto issues, with sentiment supported by the yen’s weakness against the U.S. dollar.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average rose 205.87 points, or 0.62 percent, from Tuesday to 33,560.01. The broader Topix index was up 17.50 points, or 0.74 percent, at 2,385.29.

On the top-tier Prime Market, gainers were led by pulp and paper, pharmaceutical, and nonferrous metal issues.

Kyodo News

Kyodo News