Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Nikkei Opens Lower On Wall St Losses, Yen's Rise
TOKYO (NQN)--Tokyo stocks opened lower Wednesday, with the Nikkei Stock Average slipping 104.72 points to begin the day at 13,789.89.
Weighing on the market is the sharp overnight fall in the Dow Jones industrial average due to uncertainty over the outlook for the U.S. budget. Also, the dollar's slide to the lower-96 yen level is prompting selling of blue-chip exporters.