Tokyo stocks open lower

Tokyo stocks open lower

Tokyo, June 28 (IANS) Tokyo stocks opened lower on Tuesday as global market volatility following Britain opting to leave the European Union continued to batter sentiment, with a strong yen sending exporters lower.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average dropped 188.22 points, or 1.23 per cent, from Monday to 15,120.99, Xinhua news agency reported.

The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, meanwhile, fell 17.23 points, or 1.41 per cent, to 1,208.53.

The majority of industry categories on the main section retreated into negative territory, with rubber products, insurance and securities issues leading early notable decliners.

Chinese shares open lower

Beijing, June 28 (IANS) Chinese stocks opened lower on Tuesday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index down 0.37 per cent to open at 2,885.01 points.

The smaller Shenzhen index opened 0.46 per cent lower at 10,330.12 points, Xinhua news agency reported.

The ChiNext Index, tracking China’s NASDAQ-style board of growth enterprises, was down 0.47 per cent to open at 2,181.41 points.

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