Tokyo stocks end higher as U.S.-led strikes on Syria seen as limited

Japan Economic Newswire |

Tokyo stocks closed higher Monday as investors were apparently relieved by the limited nature of the U.S.-led strikes on Syria.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average ended up 56.79 points, or 0.26 percent, from Friday at 21,835.53. The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange finished 6.86 points, or 0.40 percent, higher at 1,736.22.

Gainers were led by pharmaceutical, fishery and agriculture, and retail issues.

==Kyodo

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