Thursday, 23 January 2020 10:30 WIB |
MARKET UPDATE |Saham Jepang
Tokyo shares dropped on Thursday, led by energy-related and cyclical stocks, as investors remained anxious about the spread of a new flu-like virus in China and awaited Japanese corporate earnings.
The Nikkei share average dropped 0.5% to 23,901.72 in mid-morning trade, giving up nearly all the gains made in the previous session, while the broader Topix fell 0.4% to 1,736.65.
A broad range of shares fell, with all but one of the Tokyo Stock Exchange™s 33 industry subindexes in negative territory.
Traders said a sharp slide in commodity prices, partly due to worries about China™s virus outbreak, weighed on commodity-related and cyclical stocks.