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Tokyo: Stocks open lower as yen rises on US tax doubts

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[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks opened marginally lower on Thursday as the yen picked up against the US dollar on concerns about a possible delay to US tax reform.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index slipped 0.17 per cent, or 36.89 points, to 21,991.43 in early trade while the broader Topix was down 0.28 per cent, or 4.88 points, at 1,739.13.

AFP

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