Tokyo stocks rise in morning on weaker yen, U.S.-China row weighs

Economy

Tokyo stocks rose Wednesday morning, lifted by some exporters on a weaker yen against the dollar, but the market was pressured by concerns over U.S.-China relations after the U.S. House of Representatives speaker arrived in Taiwan the previous day. The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average rose 146.24 points, or 0.53 percent, from Tuesday to 27,740.97. The broader Topix index was up 2.01 points, or 0.10 percent, at 1,927.5. On the top-tier Prime Market, gainers were led by precision instrument, marine transportation, and machinery issues.

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