Tokyo stocks rise

Tokyo, Dec 24 (IANS) Tokyo stocks advanced on Thursday in early trading as Wall Street’s rise overnight lifted the market mood here.

As of 9.15 a.m. (local time), the 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average added 160.45 points, or 0.85 percent, from Tuesday to 19,047.15, Xinhua reported.

The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange gained 10.73 points, or 0.70 percent, to 1, 544.33.

Markets here were closed on Wednesday for a national holiday.

Early gainers comprised agriculture and fisheries, mining and oil and coal-related issues.

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