Tokyo stocks close higher for third straight session

Tokyo - Tokyo stocks rose for the third straight session on Tuesday, as investor sentiment improved following rallies on Wall Street with expectations growing for a year-end shopping spree.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index gained 0.64% or 140.40 points to close at 21 952.40, while the broader Topix index was up 0.73% or 11.96 points at 1 644.16.

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ZAR/USD
16.83
(+0.36)
ZAR/GBP
21.23
(+0.57)
ZAR/EUR
19.00
(+0.99)
ZAR/AUD
11.72
(+0.85)
ZAR/JPY
0.16
(+0.45)
Gold
1802.68
(-0.29)
Silver
18.64
(-0.18)
Platinum
835.00
(-1.41)
Brent Crude
43.32
(+0.49)
Palladium
1939.00
(+1.81)
All Share
55787.90
(-0.15)
Top 40
51536.91
(-0.04)
Financial 15
10339.64
(+0.63)
Industrial 25
77428.31
(-0.10)
Resource 10
52587.29
(-0.39)
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