Nikkei slides more than 400 points to start 2019

Business | 4 Jan 2019 3:59 pm

Stocks in Tokyo tumbled on their first trading day of 2019 after sharp losses on Wall Street overnight. Markets in Japan were reopened on Friday after the new year holidays.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index tanked 2.26 percent, or 452.81 points, to close at 19,561.96 while the broader TOPIX index skidded 1.53 percent, or 22.93 points, at 1,471.16.

Meanwhile, South Korea's Korea Composite Stock Price Index rose 0.83 percent, or 16.55 points, at 2,010.25.

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