BCN-07 Tokyo stocks open flat despite US record close

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Tokyo stocks open flat despite US record close

TOKYO, Jan 12, 2018 (BSS/AFP) – Tokyo stocks opened flat in the first few
minutes of trade Friday, as a higher yen weighed on the market despite record
closes in US stocks.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index edged up 0.04 percent or 9.35 points to
23,719.78 in early trade while the broader Topix index opened down 0.13
percent or 2.54 points at 1,885.55.

BSS/AFP/MR/1122 hrs