Tokyo stocks rise

Tokyo, Oct 5 (IANS) Tokyo stocks rose 1.22 percent on Monday morning as investor sentiment was boosted by gains in US equities before the weekend as well as hopes for an agreement in the 12-party Trans-Pacific Partnership trade negotiations.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average gained 216.49 points from Friday to end the morning session at 17,941.62, Xinhua news agency reported.

The broader Topix index of all first section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange gained 13.93 points (0.96 percent) at 1,458.85.

Gainers were led by iron and steel, mining and wholesale trade issues.

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