Nikkei up 0.3 pct as oil-linked shares gain


(Updates to midafternoon) TOKYO, July 1 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei stock average edged up 0.3 percent on Tuesday, with trading house Mitsubishi Corp and other energy-linked shares gaining after oil prices hit a new record high. The market initially got a boost from the Bank of Japan's tankan survey that showed business sentiment had worsened less than expected in the past three months. [ID:nT310636] But the Nikkei flirted with negative territory early in the early afternoon as ...

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