Agence France-PresseMarch 5, 2014 09:20
Tokyo stocks closed 1.20 percent higher Wednesday, as investors breathed a sigh of relief at signs of easing tensions in the Ukraine crisis.
The benchmark Nikkei-225 index ended up 176.15 points at 14,897.63, while the Topix index of all first-section shares rose 0.73 percent, or 8.79 points, to 1,212.90.
Tokyo's bounce followed a surge in US markets Tuesday, with the broad-based S&P 500 advancing 1.53 percent to 1,873.91, hitting its second record close in three days. The Dow Jones Industrial Average surged 1.41 percent to finish at 16,395.88.