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Tokyo: Stocks close lower with virus in focus

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Tokyo stocks closed lower on Friday following a mixed close on Wall Street, as traders digested news on an apparently failed coronavirus drug test.

[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks closed lower on Friday following a mixed close on Wall Street, as traders digested news on an apparently failed coronavirus drug test.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index lost 0.9 per cent or 167.44 points to end at 19,262.00, while the broader Topix index was down 0.3 per cent or 4.69 points to 1,421.29.

AFP

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