Tokyo stocks advance in morning amid solid U.S. jobs-related data

BY  | FROM  | 2017-10-10 15:12

Tokyo stocks advanced Tuesday morning, with the Nikkei index hitting its highest intraday level in more than two years as investors took heart from solid job-related data from the United States late last week.
The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average added 79.06 points, or 0.38 percent, from Friday to 20,769.77.
The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, meanwhile, gained 3.25 points, or 0.19 percent, to 1,690.41.
Construction, service and retail-linked issues comprised those that advanced the most by the morning break.
Japanese markets were closed on Monday for a national holiday.

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