Nikkei falls as tumbling oil prices spark broad sell-off

Reuters Tokyo | Updated on January 22, 2018 Published on December 08, 2015


Japanese stocks fell on Tuesday after sharp declines in oil and other commodity shares offset news that the economy had dodged a recession in the third quarter.

The Nikkei share average shed 1 per cent to end the day at 19,492.60 points.

The broader Topix fell 1 per cent to 1,568.73, with all but two of its 33 subindexes in negative territory.

The JPX-Nikkei Index 400 slipped 1 per cent to 14,123.39.

Published on December 08, 2015
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