Tokyo stocks edge up

Tokyo: Tokyo stocks edged higher from the bell on Thursday as Wall Street's rally overnight coupled with a less firm yen against the US dollar offset broader concerns about the health of the global economy. The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average inched up 2.34 points, or 0.02 per cent, from Wednesday to 15,381.33, Xinhua news agency reported. The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, meanwhile, rose 1.42 points, or 0.12 per cent, to 1,235.62. Early issues that advanced comprised insurance, banking and security-linked stocks.