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Tokyo: Stocks open lower on profit-taking

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Tokyo stocks opened lower on Thursday as investors were seen taking profits after three days of rallies and as fears over the US government shutdown weighed on the market.

[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks opened lower on Thursday as investors were seen taking profits after three days of rallies and as fears over the US government shutdown weighed on the market.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index was down 0.86 per cent or 174.95 points at 20,252.11 in early trade, while the broader Topix index dropped 0.83 per cent or 12.67 points at 1,522.44.

AFP

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