Tokyo stocks open mixed on Wall St. gains, falling oil futures


Tokyo stocks opened mixed Wednesday as buying supported by Wall Street gains overnight was offset by selling of energy-related issues on lower crude oil futures.

In the first 15 minutes of trading, the 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average rose 108.20 points, or 0.34 percent, from Tuesday to 32,380.02. The broader Topix index was down 3.20 points, or 0.14 percent, at 2,329.71.

On the top-tier Prime Market, gainers were led by consumer credit and air transportation issues, while the main decliners were oil and coal product, and mining issues.

At 9 a.m., the U.S. dollar fetched 150.38-41 yen compared w...

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