Tokyo stocks close lower as yen stays firm

 15 May 2017 - 9:38

Tokyo stocks close lower as yen stays firm
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AFP

Tokyo: Tokyo stocks closed marginally lower on Monday with a stronger yen pressuring exporters, while US data disappointed and North Korea's latest missile launch revived fresh geopolitical concerns.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index edged down 0.07 percent, or 14.05 points, to 19,869.85, while the Topix index of all first-section issues slipped 0.04 percent, or 0.71 points, to 1,580.00.