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Tokyo: Shares fall ahead of key central bank decisions

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[TOKYO] Tokyo shares opened lower Tuesday as the dollar eased to hurt exporters while investors awaited upcoming US and Japanese central bank meetings.

The Tokyo Stock Exchange's benchmark Nikkei 225 index slipped 0.70 per cent or 116.07 points to 16,403.22 in the opening minutes of trading. The Topix index of all first-section issues fell 0.48 per cent, or 6.33 points, at 1,305.17.

AFP