Japan shares rally as Brexit polls show remain has lead

Japanese stocks jumped more than 2 per cent Monday for the second straight trading day of rise as market sentiment was bolstered by increasing British support for remaining in the European Union in recent polls.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 Stock Average gained 365.64 points, or 2.34 per cent, to close at 15,965.3 after rising as much as 2.79 per cent in the morning.

The broader Topix index added 28.36 points, or 2.27 per cent, at 1,279.19.

Britain will hold its in-out referendum on membership of the European Union on Thursday. 

Last update: Mon, 20/06/2016 - 12:43


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