Tokyo stocks close higher on corporate results

 26 Oct 2017 - 9:35

Tokyo stocks close higher on corporate results

AFP

Tokyo: Tokyo stocks edged up by the close Thursday on the back of robust Japanese corporate earnings with messaging app Line surging nearly 17 percent as it reported better-than-expected profit.

The Nikkei 225, which opened slightly lower, gained 0.15 percent, or 32.16 points, to close at 21,739.78, while the broader Topix index edged up 0.14 percent, or 2.47 points, to 1,753.90.