Tokyo stocks edge up in morning ahead of central banks’ meetings

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TOKYO, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) — Tokyo stocks rose slightly on Wednesday morning as the market mood was somewhat passive as investors awaited the results of central bank meeting in the U.S. and Japan, while the new Japanese prime minister’s Cabinet picks were also being keenly eyed.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average edged up 32.56 points, or 0.14 percent, from Tuesday to 23,487.45.

The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, meanwhile, added 5.39 points, or 0.33 percent, at 1,646.23.

Information and communication, and food issues comprised those that gained the most by the morning break. Enditem

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