Tokyo stocks close mixed on emergency extension concerns, BOJ's support

TOKYO, April 28 (Xinhua) -- Tokyo stocks closed mixed Tuesday as investors were both concerned about the government possibly extending the state of emergency over the coronavirus pandemic, yet also buoyed by hopes of further purchases of exchange-traded funds by the Bank of Japan.


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The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average shed 12.03 points, or 0.06 percent, from Monday to close the day at 19,771.19.

The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, meanwhile, edged 1.90 points, or 0.13 percent, higher to finish at 1,449.15.

Iron and steel, and mining issues led notable decliners, while rubber product and air transportation issues comprised those that gained the most by the close of play.