Nikkei closes lower on continued concerns over global economic outlook

TOKYO, May 24 (Xinhua) -- The benchmark Nikkei stock index closed lower Friday on continued concerns over the outlook for the global economy amid trade issues.


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The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average lost 33.92 points, or 0.16 percent, from Thursday to close the day at 21,117.22.

The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, meanwhile, edged 0.63 point, or 0.04 percent, higher to finish at 1,541.21.

Mining, oil and coal product, and marine transportation-linked issues comprised those that declined the most by the close of play.