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Japanese key stock index higher, dollar up vs yen in early trade

Japanese key stock index higher, dollar up vs yen in early trade

Japanese stocks fell slightly Tuesday morning without market-moving news from Wall Street, closed for Christmas. The dollar was higher against the yen.
The benchmark Nikkei 225 stock index dipped 12.29 points, or 0.01 percent, to end morning trade at 17,080.60 points on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Market players largely ignored economic indicators, including Japan's nationwide consumer prices and jobless rate, which fell within expectations.
According to the government announcement earlier Tuesday, Japan's nationwide core consumer price index rose 0.2 percent on year in December, and the nation's November jobless rate improved to 4.0 percent from 4.1 percent in October, both falling within market expectations.
Tokyo's broader Topix index, which includes all share on the exchange's first section, was down 3.20 points, or 0.19 percent, at 1,661.67 points.
In currencies, the dollar bought 118.96 yen on the Tokyo foreign exchange market at 11 a.m. (0200 GMT) Tuesday, up from 118.84 yen late Monday in Tokyo. The euro fell to US$1.3138 from US1.3143.
New York financial markets were closed Monday for Christmas.
The 10-year Japanese government bond fell to 1.5650 percent from Monday's close of 1.5850 percent. It's price rose to 101.16 from 100.99.


Updated : 2021-06-19 00:04 GMT+08:00