Japanese stocks rose Wednesday morning as traders bought auto and other exporter issues that benefit from the stronger dollar, which climbed to two-month highs against the yen.
The Nikkei 225 index rose 49.95 points, or 0.38 percent, at 13,359.99 points on the Tokyo Stock Exchange to end the morning session. The index declined 0.62 percent Tuesday.
The broader TOPIX, which includes all issues on the exchange's first section, was up 15.05 points, or 1.09 percent, to 1,391.75 points. A stronger dollar helps Japanese exporters by boosting the value of their overseas profits when converted back into yen, informs the AP.
After the incident with the shootdown of the Ilyushin Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft over the Mediterranean Sea, Russia will supply an S-300 anti-aircraft missile system to Syria
Indeed, how dare they run US-independent policy? They should have followed the example of the European Union that turned independent states of the Old World into US-ditto entities