Fri, 18 Sep 2020

TOKYO, Aug. 7 (Xinhua) -- Tokyo stocks opened lower Friday in spite of better-than-expected U.S. jobless claims, hopes for stimulus measures sending U.S. shares higher overnight and investors' caution ahead of July's main jobs data.

As of 9:15 a.m., the 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average fell 87.45 points, or 0.39 percent, from Thursday to 22,330.70.

The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, meanwhile, lost 2.63 points, or 0.17 percent, at 1,547.25.

Nonferrous metal, iron and steel, and metal product issues comprised those that declined the most in the opening minutes after the morning bell.

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