Japanese stocks rose, with the Topix index extending its weekly advance, after U.S. shares climbed to records. Consumer lenders and banks gained.

The Topix added 0.6 percent to 1,601.27 as of 9:01 a.m. in Tokyo, poised for a 0.9 percent increase this week. The Nikkei 225 Stock Average climbed 0.6 percent to 19,688.60.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index closed at an all-time high Thursday as a weaker dollar boosted multinational companies. Treasuries advanced after a measure of inflation unexpectedly declined, calling into question how soon the Federal Reserve will be able to raise interest rates.

Source : Bloomberg