Tokyo Stocks Hit 5-Month High

Tokyo, June 23 (QNA) – The Nikkei stock index finished higher Monday, hitting a fresh five-month high, helped by positive Chinese economic data released in the morning, but the market was top-heavy due to selling by some investors following recent gains.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average ended up 19.86 points, or 0.13%, from Friday at 15,369.28, its highest finish since Jan. 29, (Kyodo) news agency reported.

But the broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange ended 1.44 points, or 0.11%, lower at 1,267.48.

Tokyo stocks opened higher, tracking upward momentum on Wall Street on Friday, where the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 index both ended at record highs, brokers said. (QNA)

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