Tokyo stocks advance

Tokyo, Dec 1 (IANS) Tokyo stocks advanced on Tuesday morning as a comparatively weak yen gave exporter issues a boost and better-than-expected capital expenditure data brightened the market mood on hopes the nation’s economic soft spot may not be as deep as first thought.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average added 199.08 points (1.01 percent) from Monday to 19,946.55 at the break, Xinhua reported.

The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange gained 18.57 points (1.18 percent) to 1,598.82.

Notable advancers at the break comprised utilities, iron and steel and wholesale trade-linked shares.

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