TOKYO, Feb. 16 (Xinhua) — Tokyo stocks closed higher Tuesday, with the benchmark Nikkei stock index closing at a fresh 30-year high, as the yen’s softer tone saw some bellwether issues advance, with sentiment underpinned by hopes for U.S. stimulus and Japan’s first vaccine rollout.
The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average added 383.60 points, or 1.28 percent, from Monday to close the day at 30,467.75, marking its highest closing level since Aug. 1, 1990.
The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, meanwhile, gained 11.14 points, or 0.57 percent, to finish at 1,965.08.
Bank, nonferrous metal, and marine transportation issues comprised those that gained the most by the close of play. Enditem