Tokyo, Feb 9 – The main index of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, the Nikkei, rose 0.4% this Tuesday thanks to the good prospects that large companies are throwing in this season of results.
The Nikkei, which groups the 225 most representative titles on the market, gained 117.43 points, to 29,505.93 integers.
The Topix index, which includes the stocks in the first section, the ones with the highest capitalization, advanced 0.08% or 1.59 points, to stand at 1,925.54 units.
However, the good prospects that large companies are publishing for the entire Japanese fiscal year -which ends on March 31st- within the framework of the current earnings season raised the spirits of the trading floor.
The mining sector, brokerage houses and information and communications sectors reaped the main advances.
Among the securities with the highest capitalization, the technology multinational Softbank improved by 3.41% after the results it presented at the close of the session yesterday showed that it had six times its net profit in the first three quarters of the year after cleaning up its accounts.
The main Japanese car manufacturer, Toyota Motor, fell today by 0.54%, while the big video game Nintendo depreciated by 0.89%.
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