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Tokyo: Shares drop 1.28%

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Tokyo stocks fell 1.28 per cent on Monday, after weak Japanese factory output figures and as uncertainty hangs over the timing of a Federal Reserve rate hike.

[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks fell 1.28 per cent on Monday, after weak Japanese factory output figures and as uncertainty hangs over the timing of a Federal Reserve rate hike.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange fell 245.84 points to 18,890.48, while the Topix index of all first section shares slid 0.82 percent, or 12.75 points, to 1,537.05.

AFP

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