Tokyo stocks close flat

BY  | FROM  | 2017-09-20 17:24

Tokyo stocks ended essentially flat Wednesday as investors prompted to buy following U.S. shares advancing overnight were matched by those selling to secure gains following the market's recent rise.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average edged up 11.08 points, or 0.05 percent, from Tuesday to finish the day at 20,310.46, marking its highest close since August 2015.

The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, meanwhile, crept 0.04 point, or 0.00 percent, higher to close at 1,667.92.

Oil and coal product-related issues comprised the day's notable advancers, while decliners were led by electric power and gas, and pharmaceutical issues.

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