Section Issues: Points and Asian Markets

section issues: On Friday, the index fell 38.42 points. ; The Topix index of all TSE first section issues closed up 5.08 points, or 0.32 percent, at 1,568.75, after losing 13.67 points the previous trading day, according to The Japan Times. Hopes for an economic recovery continued as the Tokyo Metropolitan Government lifted its business closure requests for a wide range of services on Monday, brokers said. The 225-issue Nikkei average listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange rose 184.50 points, or 0.84 percent, to 22,062.39, its first finish above 22,000 since Feb. 26. Stock prices were also buoyed by a rise in Hong Kong and other Asian markets and the yen's weakening against the dollar, they said. Lagging cyclical issues such as semiconductor-related names attracted purchases after Friday's rise in the tech-heavy Nasdaq composite index, said Masayuki Otani, chief market analyst at Securities Japan Inc. Expectations are spread that the economy and corporate earnings have passed their worst amid easing of coronavirus economic restrictions, a brokerage house official said. ( As reported in the news.

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