BUSINESS Tokyo stocks open flat on buybacks

BUSINESS

Tokyo stocks open flat on buybacks

Xinhua

09:30, August 08, 2019

TOKYO, Aug. 8 (Xinhua) - Tokyo stocks opened flat Thursday, as some investors opted to buy back issues oversold.

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Pedestrians walk past an electronic stock indicator displaying the closing price of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo on August 5, 2019. (Photo: VCG)

As of 9:15 a.m., the 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average edged up 4.96 points, or 0.02 percent, from Wednesday to 20,521.52.

The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, meanwhile, lost 3.49 points, or 0.23 percent, at 1,496.44.

Miscellaneous product and rubber product issues comprised notable gainers, while oil and coal product, and mining-oriented issues comprised those that declined the most.  

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