Wed, 05 Aug 2020

TOKYO, July 3 (Xinhua) -- Tokyo stocks ended higher Friday as upbeat U.S. jobs data eased fears over the global economic recovery from the pandemic, while chip-related issues rallying added momentum, although concerns remained over a resurgence of COVID-19 cases in the capital.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average gained 160.52 points, or 0.72 percent, from Thursday to close the day at 22,306.48.

The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, meanwhile, added 9.57 points, or 0.62 percent, to finish at 1,552.33.

Precision instrument, miscellaneous product, and information and communication issues comprised those that gained the most by the close of play.

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