Xinhua News AgencyDecember 4, 2013 23:38
Tokyo stocks end lower by midday on pause of yen's fall
TOKYO, Dec. 5 (Xinhua) -- Tokyo stocks ended lower by midday Thursday on a halt in the yen's depreciation.
The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average lowered 42.04 points, or 0. 27 percent, from Wednesday to 15,365.90.
The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was down 1.05 points, or 0.08 percent, to 1, 239.94.
Decliners were led by land transport, rubber and automaker issues, while gainers included consumer financing, information and communication, and metal shares.