Tokyo stocks rise

Tokyo, Sep 16 (IANS) Tokyo stocks rose 0.97 percent on Wednesday morning as the US dollar’s resurgence against the yen boosted export-oriented issues and overnight European and the US stock gains stoked investor sentiment.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average was up 174.59 points, from Tuesday to end the morning at 18,201.07, reported Xinhua news agency.

The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange gained 13.98 points (0.96 percent) to 1,476.22.

Gainers were led by rubber products, transport equipment and air transport issues.

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