Stocks gain in Japan, China

Tokyo (dpa) – Stocks rose in Japan and China on Monday after gains on Wall Street late Friday. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 Stock Average rose 2.08 per cent to end morning trading at 17,291.15. The broader Topix index was up 1.84 per cent, at 1,384.35. In China, the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index gained 2.18 per cent…