Mon, 18 Jan 2021

TOKYO, Dec. 3 (Xinhua) -- Tokyo stocks closed slightly higher Thursday, driven by hopes for normalized economic activity due to COVID-19 vaccine development and expectations that U.S. stimulus talks will resume after being stalled for months.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average increased 8.39 points, or 0.03 percent, from Wednesday at 26,809.37.

The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, meanwhile, gained 1.28 points, or 0.07 percent, to finish at 1,775.25.

Marine and air transportation and pulp and paper issues comprised those that gained the most by the close of play.

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