Tokyo stocks open mixed following Nikkei's high close

2020-12-02 02:05:16 GMT2020-12-02 10:05:16(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

TOKYO, Dec. 2 (Xinhua) -- Tokyo stocks opened mixed on Wednesday, as market players took a cue on expectations for access to COVID-19 vaccines following the benchmark Nikkei's close at a 29-year high the previous day.

When the marked opened here, the 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average decreased 15.03 points, or 0.06 percent, from Tuesday to 26,772.51.

The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, meanwhile, gained 5.44 points, or 0.31 percent, at 1,773.82.

Mining and precision instrument issues comprised those that decreased the most in the opening minutes after the morning bell, while nonferrous metal and insurance issues led gainers. Enditem