Nikkei flat on a lack of fresh cues; Toshiba tumbles on record loss

lunes 21 de diciembre de 2015 22:19 GYT

* Toshiba stumbles after it says will book record loss

* Mitsumi surges after Minebea says to acquire it

* McDonald's Holdings falls on report U.S. McDonald's may sell stake

By Ayai Tomisawa

TOKYO, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Tokyo stocks were flat on Tuesday morning as investors sought fresh trading cues, while Toshiba and Mitsumi Electric hit the headlines on individual news.

The Nikkei share average was flat at 18,913.41 in midmorning trade after falling for two straight days.

Traders said that investors remain on the sidelines after digesting the Bank of Japan's decision last week to announce only minor adjustments to its massive stimulus programme.

"The mood will likely depend on moving oil prices for now," said Yutaka Miura, a senior technical analyst at Mizuho Securities.

U.S. crude futures jumped away from 2009 lows in early Asian trading, but the market remained jittery about oil prices, he said.   Continuación...