|Published : 18 Apr 2017, 12:18:00|
Nikkei share edges up as dollar climbs
Japan's Nikkei stock index took its cue from a rebound in US shares and a weaker yen on Tuesday, pulling away from its recent five-month lows.
The Nikkei was up 0.2 per cent at midday at 18,398.24.
The dollar added 0.1 per cent at 108.96 yen, after plumbing five-month lows on Monday.
The Tokyo Stock Exchange's banks sub-index rose 1.7 and the securities sub-index added 1.3 per cent.
Shares of engine maker Daihatsu Diesel jumped as much as 9.2 per cent to their highest levels since mid-December, after it raised its group net profit outlook on Monday.
The broader Topix added 0.4 per cent to 1,471.47, while the JPX-Nikkei Index 400 also gained 0.4 per cent to 13,190.03, according to Reuters.