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Tokyo: Shares fall in opening trade

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[TOKYO] Tokyo shares fell at the start of trade on Tuesday, putting the benchmark Nikkei index on course to snap a six-day rally.

The Nikkei 225 at the Tokyo Stock Exchange shed 0.59 per cent, or 93.64 points, to 15,682.16 in opening deals.

The broader Topix index of all first-section shares dropped 0.40 per cent, or 5.10 points, to 1,256.87.