Hong Kong stocks extend gains at open

TOKYO, Oct 5, (APP/AFP) – Tokyo shares rose Wednesday morning, shaking off a fall on Wall Street, as a drop in the yen boosted the profit outlook for Japan’s exporters.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index added 0.57 percent, or 94.57 points, to 16,830.22 by the break, while the broader Topix index of all first-section issues was up 0.62 percent, or 8.29 points, at 1,348.50.