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Tokyo: Nikkei index falls more than 3.0% in afternoon trade

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Tokyo shares tumbled 3.21 per cent in late afternoon trading on Tuesday, following Chinese shares lower as disappointing manufacturing data gave further indications of a slowdown in Asia's top economy.

[TOKYO] Tokyo shares tumbled 3.21 per cent in late afternoon trading on Tuesday, following Chinese shares lower as disappointing manufacturing data gave further indications of a slowdown in Asia's top economy.

The Nikkei index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange dropped 606.34 points to 18,284.14 about half an hour before the close, while the Topix index of all first section shares fell 3.37 per cent, or 51.77 points, to 1,485.28.

AFP

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