Tokyo stocks mixed by break
TOKYO– Tokyo stocks were mixed on Friday morning after the Japanese central bank said confidence among the nation’s manufacturers plunged in the final months of the year.
The benchmark Nikkei 225 index was slightly lower by the morning break, dipping 0.09 percent, or 8.64 points, to 9,734.09, while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares was up 0.17 percent, or 1.39 points, at 800.60.
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