Tokyo stocks rise

Tokyo, Nov 18 (IANS) Tokyo shares ended the morning session higher on Wednesday with market confidence boosted by gains in most overseas equity markets overnight and weak yen to the benefit of Japanese exporters.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average gained 155.10 points (0.79 percent) from Tuesday to end the morning at 19,785.73, Xinhua reported.

The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange finished 9.45 points (0.60 percent) higher at 1,595.56.

Gainers were led by real estate, financing business and retail issues.

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