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Tokyo shares close higher by break on upbeat U.S. data, oil price spike

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Added On November 16, 2016

TOKYO, Nov. 16 (Xinhua) -- Tokyo shares closed the morning session higher on Wednesday with the Nikkei index hitting a roughly nine-and-a-half-month high as U.S. stocks climbed overnight on upbeat U.S. retail sales data and oil prices rebound.
 
The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average added 213.93 points, or 1.21 percent, from Tuesday to 17,882.08.
 
The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange rose 16.90 points, or 1.20 percent, to 1,419.88.
 
Gainers were led by banking, mining and air transportation issues.