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Tokyo: Shares close down on strong yen, weak oil

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[TOKYO] Tokyo shares closed sharply lower on Monday, as a strong yen sparked selling of exporters while lower oil prices hit energy stocks.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index lost 1.25 per cent, or 209.46 points, to end at 16,544.56. The Topix index of all first-section shares was down 1.02 per cent, or 13.72 points, at 1,335.84.


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