Tokyo stocks mixed as tech shares sold, energy issues bought

BY  | FROM  | 2017-06-13 15:15

Tokyo stocks were mixed Tuesday morning as a firm yen against the U.S. dollar contributed to the ongoing selling of technology-related-issues, while a rise in crude oil prices supported the buying of energy issues.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average lost 22.86 points, or 0.11 percent, from Monday to 19,885.72.

The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, meanwhile, gained 2.74 points, or 0.17 percent, to 1,594.29.

Precision instrument and electric appliance issues comprised issues that declined the most by the morning break. Whereas oil and coal product, and mining stocks led those that gained.

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