Xinhua News AgencyDecember 12, 2013 04:20
Tokyo stocks end lower amid Fed tapering fears
TOKYO, Dec. 12 (Xinhua) -- Tokyo stocks ended lower Thursday amid fears over U.S. tapering its monetary easing policy.
The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average ended down 173.24 points, or 1.12 percent, from Wednesday at 15,341.82.
The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange lost 8.22 points, or 0.66 percent, at 1,242. 23.
Decliners were led by chemical, consumer financing and precision machinery sectors, while the real estate and rubber sectors were the only gainers.