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Tokyo: Nikkei drifts lower as investors await Bank of Japan meeting

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Tokyo's key Nikkei stocks index opened higher but immediately drifted lower on Monday, as investors waited for the results of an emergency policy meeting at the Bank of Japan later in the day.

[TOKYO] Tokyo's key Nikkei stocks index opened higher but immediately drifted lower on Monday, as investors waited for the results of an emergency policy meeting at the Bank of Japan later in the day.

The Nikkei 225 index lost 0.68 per cent or 117.75 points to 17,313.30 in the first few minutes of trade while the broader Topix index was down 0.31 per cent or 3.87 points at 1,257.83.

AFP