Tokyo stocks mixed in morning on US stocks' gains, firm yen

TOKYO, Feb. 13 (Xinhua) -- Tokyo stocks were mixed Thursday morning as U.S. shares' overnight advance propelled buying, while the yen's rise against the U.S. dollar dented some exporter and cyclical issues.


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The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average gained 14.54 points, or 0.06 percent, from Wednesday to 23,875.75.

The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, meanwhile, lost 3.94 points, or 0.23 percent, at 1,714.98.

Metal product and mining issues led notable gainers, while iron and steel, and machinery-oriented issues comprised those that declined the most by the close of play.