6th February 2018 - Tokyo stocks tumbled earlier today in a global stock rout with the Nikkei index posting its biggest decline since June 2016, on panic selling after the steepest single-day points drop on Wall Street overnight.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average ended down 1,071.84 points, or 4.73 percent, from last night at 21,610.24, its lowest close since Oct. 23.

Nikkei Index screens in Central Tokyo this morning

Nikkei Index screens in Central Tokyo this morning

The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange finished 80.33 points, or 4.40 percent, lower at 1,743.41.

Every industry category in the main section lost ground, led by metal product, nonferrous metal, and rubber product issues.