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Tokyo: Stocks open lower on renewed coronavirus worries

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Tokyo stocks opened lower on Thursday, extending falls on Wall Street on rising worries about the coronavirus, as France and Germany announced new restrictions and US cases continued to climb.

[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks opened lower on Thursday, extending falls on Wall Street on rising worries about the coronavirus, as France and Germany announced new restrictions and US cases continued to climb.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index dropped 0.94 per cent or 219.02 points to 23,199.49 in early trade, while the broader Topix index was down 0.91 per cent or 14.68 points at 1,597.87.

AFP

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