Tokyo stocks up 0.91% by break

Tokyo stocks rose 0.91 percent Tuesday morning with the market getting a lift from a weaker yen, and after Wall Street rebounded on easing concerns over the crisis in Ukraine.

AFP| Last Updated: Aug 19, 2014, 08:52 AM IST

Tokyo stocks rose 0.91 percent Tuesday morning with the market getting a lift from a weaker yen, and after Wall Street rebounded on easing concerns over the crisis in Ukraine.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index added 139.98 points to 15,462.58 by the break, while the Topix index of all first-section shares gained 0.63 percent, or 8.07 points, to 1,279.33.