Tokyo stocks close lower on profit-taking, lack of cues

TOKYO, April 8 (Xinhua) -- Tokyo stocks closed lower Monday as investors opted to lock in profits following recent gains amid a lack of fresh trading incentives.


A man walks in front of the Tokyo Stock Exchange rate displayed in a window in Tokyo on March 25, 2019. (Photo: VCG)

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average shed 45.85 points, or 0.21 percent, from Friday to close the day at 21,761.65.

The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, meanwhile, lost 5.61 points, or 0.35 percent, to finish at 1,620.14.

Insurance, marine transportation and bank-oriented issues comprised those that declined the most by the close of play.