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Tokyo stocks almost flat in morning, top-heavy after rally

July 15, 2014

Tokyo stocks were almost flat Wednesday morning as trading oscillated between selling to lock in gains after a recent rally and buying on the slightly weaker yen.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average shed 0.79 point, or 0.01 percent, from Tuesday to 15,394.37. The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was up 2.83 points, or 0.22 percent, at 1,276.51.

Major decliners included insurance, nonferrous metal and rubber products issues, while oil and coal products and bank shares gained ground.

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Source: Japan Economic Newswire

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