Tokyo stocks end flat ahead of U.S., Japan central banks' meetings

2020-09-16 09:49:11 GMT2020-09-16 17:49:11(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

TOKYO, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- Tokyo stocks ended essentially flat Wednesday as investors awaited the outcomes of central banks' policy setting meetings in the United States and Japan, while eyeing the new Cabinet picks under Japan's newly elected prime minister.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average edged up 20.64 points, or 0.09 percent, from Tuesday to close the day at 23,475.53.

The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, meanwhile, added 3.51 points, or 0.21 percent, to finish at 1,644.35.

Information and communication, and food issues comprise notable gainers, while marine transportation and rubber product issues comprised those that declined the most by the close of play.