Wed, 03 Mar 2021

TOKYO, Jan. 21 (Xinhua) -- Tokyo stocks advanced Thursday morning on expectations that newly inaugurated U.S. President Joe Biden will be able to implement a hefty stimulus package to underpin the pandemic-hit economy.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average added 204.22 points, or 0.72 percent, from Wednesday to 28,727.48.

The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, meanwhile, gained 10.23 points, or 0.55 percent, at 1,859.81.

Information and communication, service, and oil and coal product issues comprised those that gained the most by the morning break.

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