Off the wire
Portuguese soccer league standings  • Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, Sept. 29  • Portuguese soccer league result  • River Plate's Fan Day bursts onto Argentinian social media  • Ronaldo: 'Many people will fall' from corruption scandal  • 2nd LD Writethru: Xi announces major measures to support UN  • Roundup: U.S. stocks plunge on Fed rate hike uncertainties  • IMF warns of slower economic growth for commodities exporters  • Chinese president calls for closer cooperation with Denmark  • Chinese artist's creation "golden bridge" sparkle at Milan Expo  
You are here:   Home

Tokyo stocks open sharply lower following overseas declines

Xinhua, September 29, 2015 Adjust font size:

Tokyo stocks opened sharply lower in early trading Tuesday as investor sentiment was smothered after steep declines in European and U.S. markets overnight.

At 9:15 a.m., the 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average was down 446. 57 points, or 2.53 percent, from Monday to 17,198.54, a roughly eight-month intraday low. The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange lost 40.34 points, or 2. 80 percent, to 1,398.33.

Every industry category on the main section lost ground, with decliners led by shipping, iron and steel and pharmaceutical issues. Endi