Nikkei fall 1.12% amid political turmoil

19:51, June 02, 2010      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

Japanese stocks fell Wednesday after Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama announced resignation.

The benchmark Nikkei-225 index dropped 108.59 points, or 1.12 percent, from Tuesday to 9,603.24.

The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was down 9.99 points, or 1.14 percent, to 870. 05.

Trading volume on the main section came to 2,222.41 million shares, up from Tuesday's 1,634.45 million.

The TSE's Second Section index lost 7.46 points, or 0.34 percent, to 2,177.11 on a volume of 23.90 million shares. On the Osaka Securities Exchange, the near-term June Nikkei 225 index futures contract was down 130 points to 9,610.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:燕勐)

  • Do you have anything to say?

双语词典
dictionary

  
Special Coverage
  • Premier Wen Jiabao visits Hungary, Britain, Germany
  • From drought to floods
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • Giant red lantern lights up in Tiananmen Square to celebrate the coming National Day on Oct. 1. (Xinhua/Li Xin)
  • Giant red lantern lights up in Tiananmen Square to celebrate the coming National Day on Oct. 1. (Xinhua/Li Xin)
  • Giant red lantern lights up in Tiananmen Square to celebrate the coming National Day on Oct. 1. (Xinhua/Li Xin)
  • Giant red lantern lights up in Tiananmen Square to celebrate the coming National Day on Oct. 1. (Xinhua/Li Xin)
  • A ceremony is held in Taipei, southeast China's Taiwan, on Sept. 28, 2011, to commemorate the 2,562nd birthday of Confucius (551-479 BC), a Chinese thinker, educationist and philosopher. (Xinhua/Wu Ching-teng)
  • The world's first Boeing 787 Dreamliner for delivery arrives at Haneda airport in Tokyo, capital of Japan, on Sept. 28, 2011. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner, whose buyer is All Nippon Airways (ANA), will implement a flight of ANA on Oct. 26 from Tokyo's Narita Airport to Hong Kong in south China. (Xinhua/Ji Chunpeng)
Hot Forum Discussion