BUSINESS Tokyo stocks close lower on Wall Street loss, virus fears

BUSINESS

Tokyo stocks close lower on Wall Street loss, virus fears

AFP

14:22, January 05, 2021

A pedestrian walks past a stock indicator displaying opening numbers of Nikkei 225 of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo on January 4, 2021. (Photo: AFP)

Tokyo stocks closed down on Tuesday following Wall Street falls on continued jitters over the global spread of coronavirus and ahead of key US Senate runoff elections.

The bellwether Nikkei 225 index lost 0.37 percent, or 99.75 points, to 27,158.63, while the broader Topix index fell 0.19 percent, or 3.37 percent to 1,791.22.

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