Tokyo stocks end down on weak energy, banking issues
Tokyo stocks ended lower Wednesday, led by selling of energy-linked and banking stocks on a fall in oil futures and long-term interest rates amid concerns over a global economic slowdown.
The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average finished down 105.34 points, or 0.33 percent, from Tuesday at 32,166.48. The broader Topix index ended 26.96 points, or 1.16 percent, lower at 2,305.95.
On the top-tier Prime Market, decliners were led by oil and coal product, mining and pulp and paper issues.