Tokyo stocks gain

Tokyo, Dec 7 (IANS) Tokyo stocks advanced on Monday morning as investor sentiment was buoyed by robust US jobs data at the end of last week raising expectations the US Federal Reserve will hike its key interest rate this month.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average added 292.17 points (1.50 percent) from Friday to 19,796.65 at the break, Xinhua reported.

The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange gained 19.94 points (1.27 percent) to end the morning at 1,593.96.

By the break, notable advancers comprised foods, retail and services-linked issues.

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