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Tokyo: Stocks close down on fresh virus worries

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Tokyo stocks closed lower Tuesday on profit-taking as sentiment worsened after rallies fizzled on Wall Street due to fresh worries over the coronavirus and renewed US-China tensions.

[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks closed lower Tuesday on profit-taking as sentiment worsened after rallies fizzled on Wall Street due to fresh worries over the coronavirus and renewed US-China tensions.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index was down 0.87 per cent or 197.73 points at 22,587.01, while the broader Topix index slipped 0.50 per cent or 7.87 points to 1,565.15.

AFP

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