Tokyo stocks opened lower on Monday due to worries over the global spread of the new coronavirus.
The benchmark Nikkei 225 index was down 0.81 percent or 191.88 points at 23,495.71 in early trade, while the broader Topix index slipped 0.85 percent or 14.46 points at 1,688.41.
Source : AFP
Asian shares stepped back from three-week highs on Monday as investors weighed the near-term hit on global growth from a fast-spreading coronavirus outbreak in China, although expectations of further policy stimulus helped stem losses.
Trading is expected to be light as U.S. stocks and bond markets will be shut on Monday for a public holiday.
MSCI™s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dipped 0.1% to 555.50, easing further from last week™s top of 558.30, which was the...