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Tokyo: Stocks open lower on worries over Italy

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[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks opened lower on Wednesday, extending falls on global bourses on fears over political uncertainty in Italy.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index lost 1.67 per cent, or 374.17 points, to 21,984.26 in early trade while the broader Topix index was down 1.59 per cent, or 28.10 points, at 1,733.75.

AFP

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