Contributed by NAMPA / AFP.
Tokyo stocks open lower
Tokyo, March 14, 2018 (AFP) - Tokyo stocks opened lower Wednesday, with investor sentiment hurt as US President Donald Trump replaced his secretary of state and reportedly plans new tariffs on China.
The benchmark Nikkei 225 index fell 0.81 percent or 177.30 points to 21,790.80 in early trade after four days of gains. The broader Topix index was down 0.66 percent or 11.50 points at 1,739.53.