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Tokyo stocks inch up in morning, BOJ meeting outcome waited

January 21, 2014

TOKYO , Jan. 22 -- ( Kyodo ) _ Tokyo stocks ended Wednesday morning marginally higher after hovering without a clear direction as investors waited for the outcome of the Bank of Japan's policy meeting due out later in the day and upcoming earnings reports. The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average rose 5.18 points, or 0.03 percent, from Tuesday to 15,801.14. The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was up 3.78 points, or 0.29 percent, to 1,299.73. Oil and coal, real estate and metal shares were among the major decliners while brokerage and banking issues drew buying.

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Source: Japan Economic Newswire

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