Tokyo stocks end high

Tokyo, Oct 30 (IANS) Tokyo shares ended higher on Friday on the Bank of Japan’s decision to hold off on more monetary easing and domestic companies posted broadly upbeat earnings reports.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average ended up 147.39 points (0.78 percent) from Thursday at 19,083.10, a roughly two-month closing high, Xinhua news agency reported.

The broader Topix index of all first section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange finished 11.09 points (0.72 percent) higher at 1,558.20.

Gainers were led by air transport, pharmaceuticals and precision instruments issues.

The turnover was about 3,151.9 billion yen (about $26.09 billion).

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