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Tokyo: Stocks fall 0.67% on commodity slump, weak China data

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[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks closed 0.67 per cent lower Friday, as tumbling commodities prices and weak Chinese manufacturing data aggravate worries about the global economy.

The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange slipped 139.42 points to end at 20,544.53, while the Topix index of all first-section shares eased 0.54 percent, or 9.02 points, to 1,655.86.

AFP