Tokyo stocks rise in morning on firm Wall St., crude oil fall

Tokyo stocks rose Tuesday morning, lifted by overnight gains on Wall Street as a slump in crude oil futures somewhat eased worries over inflation, although gains were capped by concerns over the possibility of more COVID-19 lockdowns in China.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average rose 135.87 points, or 0.51 percent, from Monday to 26,726.65. The broader Topix index was up 3.48 points, or 0.19 percent, at 1,880.00.

On the top-tier Prime Market, gainers were led by rubber product, land transportation and service issues.

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