Tokyo stocks opened lower Monday, kicking off the week in the red following several days of extreme volatility on global markets due to rising US interest rates and a US-China trade war.
The benchmark Nikkei 225 index was lower by 0.78 percent or 177.31 points at 22,517.35 in early trade, while the broader Topix index was down 0.63 percent or 10.68 points at 1,691.77.
Source : AFP
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