Wed, 25 Nov 2020

TOKYO, Oct. 20 (Xinhua) -- Tokyo stocks closed lower Tuesday on concerns a deal on a coronavirus-related stimulus package to help underpin the virus-hit U.S. economy may not be reached in enough time before the Nov. 3 presidential election.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average lost 104.09 points, or 0.44 percent, from Monday to close the day at 23,567.04.

The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, meanwhile, fell 12.24 points, or 0.75 percent, to finish at 1,625.74.

Land transportation, mining, and pulp and paper-oriented issues comprised those that declined the most by the close of play.

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