Nikkei edges up on some positive earnings, Toyota falls

martes 4 de agosto de 2015 22:40 GYT

* Construction firms up after good Kajima earnings

* Investors buy this year's relative underperformers

* Toyota and other cyclicals come under pressure

* Retailers also lose steam

By Hideyuki Sano

TOKYO, Aug 5 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average edged up on Wednesday as construction firms and real estate developers gained on earnings but Toyota Motor and other cyclical shares buckled under concerns about slower global growth.

The Nikkei average rose 0.5 percent to 20,626.85 while the broader Topix gained 0.6 percent to 1,670.03.

Investors snatched up constructors and real estate companies, which have stayed out of strong rally in domestic-demand-oriented shares so far.

Real estate companies rose 3.1 percent, with Mitsui Fudosan climbing 3.8 percent and Mitsubishi Estate by 3.5 percent.   Continuación...