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Tokyo: Stocks open lower as trade war fears linger

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[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks opened lower on Thursday due to lingering worries over a US-China trade war as the US commerce secretary pledged to continue punitive tariffs on China.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index edged down 0.23 per cent or 52.89 points to 22,502.54 in early trade, while the broader Topix index was down 0.16 per cent or 2.78 points at 1,749.97.

AFP

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