Nikkei opens sharply lower on Wall Street tumble, oil prices

09:32, March 02, 2011      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

Japan's Nikkei stock index opened sharply lower Wednesday, on overnight plunge on Wall Street as rising oil prices are feared to hurt the global economic recovery.

In the first 15 minutes of trading, the benchmark Nikkei-225 index fell 135.89 points, or 1.26 percent, from Tuesday to 10,618. 14.

The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was down 10.65 points, or 1.11 percent, to 953.05.

Source: Xinhua
  • Do you have anything to say?


Special Coverage
  • Survey for 2011 NPC and CPPCC Sessions
  • Focus On China
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • Wide-body Airbus A330 flies newly-opened Nanning-Beijing route
  • Malinga Hat-trick Piles More Misery onto Hapless Kenya
  • Sevilla Strengthen European Bid While Espanyol Slip Up
  • Amazing scenery of SW China town
  • Job fair held for female students in Beijing
  • National Museum of China reopens to public
Hot Forum Dicussion