Wed, 27 Jan 2021

TOKYO, Dec. 4 (Xinhua) -- Tokyo stocks closed mixed on Friday as market players' confidence was hurt by reports that COVID-19 vaccine dispatch will be halved by Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE this year due to supply chain problems.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average decreased 58.13 points, or 0.22 percent, from Thursday at 26,751.24.

The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, meanwhile, ended 0.69 point, or 0.04 percent, higher at 1,775.94.

Air transportation and real estate issues comprised those that shed the most by the close of play, while iron and steel and textile and apparel issues led gainers.

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