Tokyo stocks rise in morning amid hopes for U.S. economic recovery

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Tokyo stocks rose Monday morning as the U.S. Senate passage of a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus bill and stronger-than-expected U.S. jobs data for February boosted hopes for a recovery in the world's largest economy.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average gained 61.71 points, or 0.21 percent, from Friday to 28,926.03. The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was up 8.68 points, or 0.46 percent, at 1,904.86.

Gainers were led by mining, iron and steel, and securities house issues.