Tokyo stocks close mixed

Tokyo, Nov 10 (IANS) Tokyo stocks closed mixed on Tuesday as the key Nikkei stock index turned positive in later trade on optimism following upbeat domestic corporate earnings.

Gains were checked by a global slump in equities triggering concerns about the health of the world economy, Xinhua reported.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average edged up 28.52 points (0.15 percent) from Monday to close the day at 19,671.26.

the broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange shed 1.49 points (0.09 percent) to finish at 1,589.48.

At the close of play, the day’s notable gainers comprised pharmaceuticals and precision instruments, while pulp and paper and utilities-related issues were among major decliners.

Tuesday’s turnover was 2,354.2 billion yen (about $19.10 billion).

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