Tokyo stocks gain on softer yen, positive trade data

BY  | FROM  | 2017-04-20 15:43

Tokyo stocks gained Thursday morning as a halt in the yen's rise against the U.S. dollar helped lift exporters and robust trade data added support.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average added 56.85 points, or 0.31 percent, from Wednesday to 18,489.05.

The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, meanwhile, gained 6.28 points, or 0.43 percent, to 1,477.70.

Bank, transportation equipment and rubber product-linked stocks advanced the most by the morning break.

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