1. Nikkei falls as tumbling oil prices spark broad selloff

Nikkei falls as tumbling oil prices spark broad selloff

Japanese stocks fell on Tuesday after sharp declines in oil and other commodity shares offset news that the economy had dodged a recession in the third quarter.

By: | Tokyo | Published: December 8, 2015 12:52 PM
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Japanese stocks fell on Tuesday after sharp declines in oil and other commodity shares offset news that the economy had dodged a recession in the third quarter. (AP)

Japanese stocks fell on Tuesday after sharp declines in oil and other commodity shares offset news that the economy had dodged a recession in the third quarter.

The Nikkei share average shed 1 percent to end the day at 19,492.60 points.

The broader Topix fell 1 percent to 1,568.73, with all but two of its 33 subindexes in negative territory.

The JPX-Nikkei Index 400 slipped 1 percent to 14,123.39.

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