Tokyo stocks down in morning on Middle East uncertainty
Tokyo stocks fell Monday morning, weighed down by declines on Wall Street late last week and uncertainty over how the Israel-Hamas war could affect the global economy.
The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average dropped 252.24 points, or 0.81 percent, from Friday to 31,007.12. The broader Topix index was down 9.42 points, or 0.42 percent, at 2,246.23.
On the top-tier Prime Market, decliners were led by oil and coal product, mining, and iron and steel issues.