Nikkei rises to fresh 5-month high

21:01, November 22, 2010      

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The Nikkei stock index rose to a fresh five-month closing high Monday, boosted by export-linked shares.

The benchmark 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average ended up 92.80 points, or 0.93 percent, from Friday to 10,115.19, the highest closing since June 21.

The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange rose 5.96 points, or 0.69 percent, to 875.48.

Trading volume on the main section fell to 1,745.16 million shares from Friday's 2,147.21 million.

The TSE's Second Section index gained 12.40 points, or 0.61 percent, to 2,055.01 on a volume of 32.65 million shares. On the Osaka Securities Exchange, the near-term December Nikkei 225 index futures contract rose 70 points to 10,120.



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