Nikkei 225 closes lower by 0.24% at 23,653.82

Author: Justin Low | Category: News

Tokyo's main index closes lower on the day

  • Session high 23,743.05
  • Session low 23,588.07
A relatively slow trading day in Tokyo sees the Nikkei close lower for a third straight day. The declines today are once again led by the consumer staples sector.

The rest of Asian equities are mostly higher with modest gains - following a vote of confidence by Wall Street as US stocks closed with record gains once again in yesterday's trading.

The Hang Seng index is up 0.52%, Kospi is up by 0.20%, CSI 300 is up by 0.07%, while the Shanghai Composite index is down by 0.08%. Earlier, Australia's ASX 200 closed the day higher by 0.04% at 6,070.10.