Tokyo stocks close lower as yen's rise weighs on exporters

TOKYO, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- Tokyo stocks d lower Tuesday as exporter-linked issues lost ground following the yen's rise against the U.S. dollar.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average dropped 314.33 points, or 1.32 percent, from Friday to the day at 23,469.39.

The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, meanwhile, lost 31.53 points, or 1.76 percent, lower to finish at 1,761.12.

Electric appliance, transportation equipment and mining-oriented issues comprised those that declined the most by the of play.

Markets here were d on Monday for a national holiday.

[ Editor: WPY ]


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