Tokyo stocks mixed in morning on vaccine progress

2020-12-02 03:35:12 GMT2020-12-02 11:35:12(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

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

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average decreased 31.17 points, or 0.12 percent, from Tuesday to 26,756.37.

The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, meanwhile, gained 4.49 points, or 0.25 percent, at 1,772.87.

Service and mining issues comprised those that decreased the most by the morning break, while rubber product and nonferrous metal issues led gainers.