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Tokyo: Stocks open lower as yen picks up

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 08:24

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[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks opened lower on Monday as the yen picked up against the dollar with much-anticipated US jobs data turning out to be as good as expected.

The Nikkei 225 index slipped 0.33 per cent, or 65.53 points, to 19,539.08 in early trade after two days of gains while the Topix index of all first-section issues was down 0.25 per cent, or 3.90 points, at 1,570.11.


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