Nikkei slips to 10-month low

Tuesday, Jan 06, 2015 16:03

Nikeei 225 falls to its lowest since March 2014.— Photo

HA NOI (Biz Hub) — Japanese indices fell to their lowest in ten months on January 6 due to slumping oil prices and a stronger yen hurting exporters' shares.

Thus, the Nikkei 225 lost 525.52 points to close at 16,883.19, and the Topix Index slipped 39.95 points to close at 1,361.14 in Tokyo.

The Hang Seng Index also fell 288.57 points to close at 23,432.75 in Hong Kong, while its fellow bourse, the Shanghai Composite Index on mainland China, added 0.93 points to close at 3,351.45. In Singapore, the Straits Times Index edged down 45.19 points to end at 3,283.09.

On the other hand, the two bourses in Viet Nam closed higher on the same day. The VN Index added 5.21 points to close at 549.66, and the HNX rose by 1.07 points to finish at 83.81. — VNS

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