TOKYO, Oct. 16 (Xinhua) -- Tokyo stocks ended mixed Wednesday ahead of the Thursday deadline of a debt-ceiling deal of the United States to avert a catastrophic default.
The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average closed up 25.60 points, or 0. 18 percent, from Tuesday at 14,467.14, logging the longest winning streak since early March.
The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was down 0.69 point, or 0.06 percent, at 1, 196.78.
Gainers were led by insurance, oil and paper companies, while decliners included consumer finance, utilities and mining issues.
The turnover was about 1,380.2 billion yen (about 14.01 billion U.S. dollars).