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Tokyo: Shares end down after Japan GDP shrinks

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Tokyo stocks ended down on Wednesday, after falls on Wall Street and official data that showed Japan's economy contracted for the first time in two years.

[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks ended down on Wednesday, after falls on Wall Street and official data that showed Japan's economy contracted for the first time in two years.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index lost 0.44 per cent, or 100.79 points, to 22,717.23 while the broader Topix index ended down 0.27 per cent, or 4.80 points, at 1,800.35.

 

AFP

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