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Tokyo: Nikkei closes lower on virus, profit-taking

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Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei index lost more than 1.5 per cent on Monday, as the spreading coronavirus prompted investors to cash in on recent gains with a higher yen also weighing on the market.

[TOKYO] Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei index lost more than 1.5 per cent on Monday, as the spreading coronavirus prompted investors to cash in on recent gains with a higher yen also weighing on the market.

The Nikkei 225 index, which jumped nearly 4 per cent on Friday, fell 1.57 per cent, or...

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