You are here

Tokyo: Stocks close down ahead of US jobs report


[TOKYO] Tokyo shares ended lower Friday, snapping a four day winning streak, as a plunge in the pound and caution ahead of a key US jobs report dampened buying sentiment.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index slipped 0.23 per cent, or 39.01 points, to close at 16,860.09, while the broader Topix index of all first-section issues fell 0.25 per cent or 3.32 points to 1,350.61.