Japanese shares close down on profit taking

16:25, June 22, 2010      

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Japanese stocks fell Tuesday as investors unloaded shares to lock in profits after Monday's surge.

The benchmark 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average lost 125.12 points, or 1.22 percent, from Monday to 10,112.89.

The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was down 7.93 points, or 0.88 percent, to 894. 56.

Trading volume on the main section came to 1,691.94 million shares, down from Monday's 1,771.07 million.

The TSE's Second Section index lost 1.32 point, or 0.06 percent, to 2,221.43 on a volume of 17.37 million shares. On the Osaka Securities Exchange, the near-term September Nikkei 225 index futures contract was down 120 points to 10,110.

Source:Xinhua

(Editor:黄蓓蓓)

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