BUSINESS Tokyo stocks end flat as uncertainty over US stimulus dents sentiment

BUSINESS

Tokyo stocks end flat as uncertainty over US stimulus dents sentiment

Xinhua

15:39, October 07, 2020

TOKYO, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) - Tokyo stocks ended essentially flat Wednesday as concerns reemerged about the pace of the global recovery from the pandemic after U.S. President Donald Trump halted talks for an additional stimulus package until after the presidential election.

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The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average shed 10.91 points, or 0.05 percent, from Tuesday to close the day at 23,422.82.

The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, meanwhile, edged up 0.04 points, or 0.72 percent, to finish at 1,646.47.

Pharmaceutical and farm and fishery issues led notable decliners, while marine transportation, and iron and steel issues comprised those that gained the most by the close of play. Enditem

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