Nikkei flat ahead of BOJ policy outcome; weak yen trend pauses

TOKYO, Dec 20 Japan's Nikkei share average was flat in choppy trade on Tuesday morning as the market awaited the Bank Of Japan's policy decision and the safe-haven yen paused its recent weak trend. The Nikkei was flat at 19,388.28 in midmorning trade after ... ( read original story ...)

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