Tokyo shares open lower

Tokyo, Nov 2 (IANS) Tokyo shares opened lower on Wednesday amid increasing uncertainty over the US presidential election.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average dropped 198.11 points, or 1.14 per cent, from Tuesday to 17,244.29, Xinhua news agency reported.

The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange dipped 17.00 points, or 1.22 per cent, to 1,376.19.

Decliners were led by nonferrous metal, insurance and real estate issues.