ANL 32.90 Decreased By ▼ -1.90 (-5.46%)
ASC 14.25 Decreased By ▼ -0.20 (-1.38%)
ASL 23.10 Decreased By ▼ -0.20 (-0.86%)
AVN 84.39 Decreased By ▼ -5.71 (-6.34%)
BOP 8.92 Decreased By ▼ -0.06 (-0.67%)
BYCO 8.95 Decreased By ▼ -0.50 (-5.29%)
DGKC 117.65 Decreased By ▼ -9.50 (-7.47%)
EPCL 47.21 Decreased By ▼ -0.09 (-0.19%)
FCCL 22.73 Decreased By ▼ -1.16 (-4.86%)
FFBL 25.60 Increased By ▲ 0.51 (2.03%)
FFL 14.21 Decreased By ▼ -0.59 (-3.99%)
HASCOL 9.98 Decreased By ▼ -0.41 (-3.95%)
HUBC 83.50 Decreased By ▼ -0.30 (-0.36%)
HUMNL 6.43 Decreased By ▼ -0.22 (-3.31%)
JSCL 23.53 Decreased By ▼ -1.62 (-6.44%)
KAPCO 40.76 Increased By ▲ 0.50 (1.24%)
KEL 3.87 Decreased By ▼ -0.06 (-1.53%)
LOTCHEM 14.00 Decreased By ▼ -0.10 (-0.71%)
MLCF 43.11 Decreased By ▼ -0.89 (-2.02%)
PAEL 33.30 Decreased By ▼ -1.60 (-4.58%)
PIBTL 10.90 Decreased By ▼ -0.35 (-3.11%)
POWER 9.18 Decreased By ▼ -0.60 (-6.13%)
PPL 87.89 Decreased By ▼ -2.11 (-2.34%)
PRL 24.38 Decreased By ▼ -1.34 (-5.21%)
PTC 8.40 Decreased By ▼ -0.20 (-2.33%)
SILK 1.22 Decreased By ▼ -0.07 (-5.43%)
SNGP 38.60 Decreased By ▼ -1.27 (-3.19%)
TRG 138.20 Decreased By ▼ -4.80 (-3.36%)
UNITY 28.95 Decreased By ▼ -1.78 (-5.79%)
WTL 1.28 Decreased By ▼ -0.09 (-6.57%)
BR100 4,750 Decreased By ▼ -86.41 (-1.79%)
BR30 24,343 Decreased By ▼ -630.35 (-2.52%)
KSE100 44,247 Decreased By ▼ -803.92 (-1.78%)
KSE30 18,581 Decreased By ▼ -290.07 (-1.54%)

TOKYO: Tokyo's leading Nikkei index closed marginally higher on Friday supported by an expected Federal Reserve interest rate cut later this month, but profit-taking offset some earlier gains.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index ended up 0.20 percent or 42.37 points at 21,685.90 in early trade, while the broader Topix index closed down 0.15 percent or 2.32 points at 1,576.31.

"Early gains were partly offset by profit-taking sales... with a lull in the trend of a cheaper yen against the dollar also weighing on the market," Okasan Online Securities said in a commentary.

Profit-taking came ahead of a long weekend in Japan, where markets will be closed on Monday for a public holiday.

Investors also remained cautious about the possible negative impact from US-China trade frictions and from the slowing Chinese economy, analysts said.

The latest Chinese data "shows a slowing pace of improvement", Resona Bank said in a note.

The dollar fetched 108.34 yen in early Asian trade, against 108.45 yen in New York.

In Tokyo, Fast Retailing, operator of the casual wear chain Uniqlo, gained 3.19 percent to 69,810 yen after reporting third-quarter operating profit largely in line with market expectations.

Tech firms were mixed, with Sony ending up 1.25 percent at 6,049 yen while industrial robot maker Fanuc closed down 1.98 percent at 19,215 yen.

Copyright AFP (Agence France-Press), 2019