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Tokyo: Stocks inch lower despite upbeat Japan growth

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[TOKYO] Upbeat Japanese growth data failed to drive Tokyo stocks higher on Monday with the benchmark index slipping into negative territory by the close.

The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange edged down 0.02 per cent, or 3.71 points, to finish at 20,457.19, while the Topix index of all first-section shares lost 0.30 per cent, or 5.07 points, to close at 1,661.99.

AFP