Nikkei down 1.87% to below 10,000 line

17:26, November 30, 2010      

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Tokyo stocks closed sharply lower Tuesday with the key Nikkei index down 1.87 percent.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 Average plunged 188.95 points to 9,937. 04, falling below the 10,000 mark for the first time since Nov. 17. The broader Topix index was down 13.65 points, or 1.56 percent, to 860.94.

Decliners included the iron and steel, transport equipment, and the glass and ceramics sectors with the miscellaneous sector being the only gainer.

Trading volume on the main section expanded to 2,178.51 million shares from 1,729.44 million Monday.

On the First Section, declining issues beat advancing ones 1, 342 to 224 with 95 others remaining unchanged.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:李牧(实习))

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