ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon Print

Tokyo market hits 17-month high as global risks abate

Investors feeling bold after French centrist's victory

TOKYO -- Japanese shares climbed Monday as investors sold off yen and loosened their purse strings after a tense French election, making up for turbulence earlier this year.

The Nikkei Stock Average ended the day up 2.31% at 19,895 for its highest close since Dec. 3, 2015. The index also logged a year-to-date high for the first time in two months.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more